Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3, a comet discovered by NASA on March 27, from July 14 onwards, will be clearly visible in the north-western sky. It will be visible after sunset for around 20 minutes for the next 20 days.
It’s named after the Neowise space telescope that first detected it on March 27. Most comets are not bright enough to be seen from Earth, but Comet Neowise showed early promise.
Comet Neowise actually has two distinct tails, one of gas and one of rocky dust, that point in slightly different directions because they react differently to the movement of the comet and the solar wind of charged particles that stream from the Sun.
From July 11, the comet’s fuzzy nucleus should be visible to the naked eye soon after sunset, just above the horizon in the northwest, while binoculars could reveal its much larger but faint tail pointing away from the Sun.
Over the following days the comet will climb higher in the north-western night sky before it disappears to the eye in August, although it will still be visible by telescope.
Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is the constellation of lynx. The current right ascension of comet of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEWWISE) is 07h 16m 06m & the declination is +45° 02’ 41” (coordinates are top-centric) computed from Greenwich, United Kingdom.
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Courtesy:- NASA, JPL, The Sky Live