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How To Spot Comet NEOWISE

15 Jul 2020, 23:11 UTC
How To Spot Comet NEOWISE
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This is a photo of comet NEOWISE I was able to capture on the morning of July 12, 2020 from Warwick, Rhode Island just before sunrise, 4:30 a.m. local time. (Credit: Jason Major)
Info from NASA on July 14, 2020:
Observers in the Northern Hemisphere are hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as it zips through the inner solar system before it speeds away into the depths of space. [Editor’s note: many already have!] Discovered on March 27, 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission, Comet NEOWISE is putting on a dazzling display for skywatchers before it disappears, not to be seen again for another 6,800 years.
For those hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet NEOWISE before it’s gone, there are several observing opportunities over the coming days when it will become increasingly visible shortly after sunset in the northwest sky.
If you’re looking at the sky without the help of observation tools, Comet NEOWISE will likely look like a fuzzy star with a bit of a tail, so using binoculars or a small telescope is recommended to get the best views of this object.
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