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Comet NEOWISE closest to Earth on July 23 | Space | EarthSky
July 24, 2020
This is a bit of a long shot. I haven’t seen it yet but I know it’s right close to visibility. I don’t think you’ll see a tail and all sorts of exciting stuff but it WILL be visible to the naked eye and the very idea of it is rare and amazing. Like us and the other planets, comets circle the sun. This one was not expected to survive the close swing by the sun: but it did! And coming out and heading back into space way far out it is showing us itself. Now binoculars and telescope can see much more if you’ve got them.
Have fun and enjoy,
love n hugs,
This excellent binocular comet – C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – is near the waxing moon, in the western part of the sky, on the night it comes closest to us. How to see it in the sky – or watch for it online – here.