How to spot Comet Neowise
It will be visible until mid-August
(Gray News) – There’s still plenty of time to catch a glimpse of a newly discovered comet streaking through Earth’s night skies.
The comet’s moniker is Neowise. It got its name from NASA’s Neowise infrared space telescope that spotted the comet in March.
It will be visible across the Northern Hemisphere until mid-August, when it heads back toward the outer solar system.
To watch Neowise, get a good view of the northwestern sky just after sunset. The comet will appear low on the horizon.
It will climb a little bit higher in the sky each day until it disappears next month. It won’t make a return appearance for about 7,000 years.
If you’re in an area with little or no light pollution, you should be able to see it with the naked eye. Otherwise, you’ll need binoculars to spot the long tail, according to NASA.
And, in case you were wondering, the comet doesn’t pose any danger to the planet and will pass by harmlessly.
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