Tips for viewing Comet NEOWISE, which will vanish quickly

Rodiano Bonacci
Luglio 17, 2020

The comet was discovered on March 27 by NASA's NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) space telescope.

As reported here, he shared some photos with Clarke Broadcasting. "I would set it earlier mentioned Halley's Comet back again in the 80′s". He adds, "As I stepped out of the auto into the surrounding darkness, the comet popped out at me - I held my breath as I took in the rare sight". While the comet is possible to see with the naked eye, Brian Ottum claims it will be quite challenging to locate devoid of binoculars. The last time a comet was this visible was in 1997 with the appearance of Comet Hale-Bopp. Comet Neowise is an exception, however, thanks to its brightness and the time of day at which it is best viewed. Expected to peak sometime between now and the end of the weekend, it will come closest to Earth next Wednesday.

The director at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory just outside of Calgary says Calgarians shouldn't waste the chance to see the comet NEOWISE. Since city lights obscure our view of the universe above via a process called light pollution, it may be easier to see Neowise from outside city limits. You can view his photo in the image box. When you are wanting at the comet, you are pretty much hunting at the beginning of our time.

"About an hour-and-a-half before sunrise is going to be best, that's about 3:30 to 4 o'clock AM", Roberts says, "but also, it is viewable after sunset which is a lot more convenient for people, and that's about an hour or an hour-and-a-half after sunset, so maybe 10:30 to 11 PM." .

A majority of comets fly through the solar system invisible to humans, usually too small and dim to be seen with the naked eye.

NASA notes the comet's closest approach to Earth will be on July 22, at a distance of about 64 million miles.

Murray claims to get started seeking for the comet all-around one particular hour right after sunset.

We're not sure about you guys, but we'll be heading out to check out Neowise tonight.

Morning birds will be able to see the comet at roughly 10 degrees above the northeast horizon - roughly the same width of a clenched fist held at arm's length.

A couple additional things that could blow your thoughts about this comet.

NEOWISE is visible only to observers in the Northern Hemisphere and should remain bright enough to spot through the middle of August.

That said, maybe the next time it passes by we'll be able to safely throw some awesome comet parties.

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