Comet “Neowise” Sighting

by davidscott

Madeline Sponsler, FISM News

 

Stargazers in various places all over the world have been looking to the skies in order to secure their glimpse of Comet Neowise. This time-lapse footage was captured at a rural spot near Harrogate, in the UK. Comet Neowise was visible with the naked eye, from Almscliff Crag and can easily be seen above the horizon in the northern sky from midnight until an hour before sunrise. The comet is due to be around until the end of this month and will get higher above the horizon each night.

 

A statement by NASA… Nasa said: “A comet has suddenly become visible to the unaided eye.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered in late March and brightened as it reached its closest approach to the Sun, inside the orbit of Mercury, late last week.

The interplanetary iceberg survived solar heating, so far, and is now becoming closer to the Earth as it starts its long trek back to the outer Solar System.

As Comet NEOWISE became one of the few naked-eye comets of the 21st Century, word spread quickly, and the comet has already been photographed behind many famous sites and cities around the globe.”

 

Sourced from Reuters

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