And, of course, Comet C/2020 F3 (Neowise) has been in the news and is the first naked eye comet to grace the northern hemisphere since C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) back in the late 1990’s! And, Comet Neowise won’t be back this way for some 6800 years! So, anyone and everyone can and should get out to see it as soon as possible. It is visible both just after sun-set (in the North-West), and just before sun-rise (in the North-East).
Lucky me, my new allsky camera caught it last night! Here’s a still with the comet highlighted so you know where to look in the time-lapse:
And here’s the time-lapse of the night. Note that it first becomes visible at about 23:23 (timestamp top left corner), then gets clouded out about an hour later ( 00:13 or so ). It will rotate counter-clockwise around the horizon while it’s visible.
Be sure to go Full Screen with the video, and if on a laptop, crank the brightness up to the maximum.
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Hope you enjoy the time-lapse, now get outside and see it for yourself!