Comet NEOWISE is now visible

Comet NEOWISE is now visible and it won’t be for almost 7,000 years. Watch the amazing video taken from the ISS showing the comet over the Earth.

Comet NEOWISE which can be seen with the naked eye from Earth throughout July, will make its closest approach to Earth on July 23.



NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission discovered the icy visitor on March 27, 2020, using its two infrared channels, which are sensitive to the heat signatures given off by the object as the Sun started to turn up the heat.

The comet is visible above the horizon in the north-east sky.



 

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