How to See a Comet That Won’t Return for 6,800 Years
The first few days of the comet, it was only visible in the very early morning. But starting yesterday the comet should become visible at dusk (just after sunset) from July 12-23. Binoculars are best, but many people report having seen it with the naked eye if you’re in an area without much light pollution.
According to Forbes, the peak is July 22-23 when the comet is closest to earth, about 64 million miles away.
To view it just look in the northwestern sky just below the Big Dipper. It should be visible for about another month. Learn how to see Neowise from NASA.
“Neowise” as it’s called, is about 64 million miles away and one of the brightest comets this century. But don’t miss it this time around, the comet won’t be visible again from Earth until around the year 8,786.
Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades https://t.co/WEa2YU95Y1
— CBS News (@CBSNews) July 12, 2020
Comet NEOWISE from ISS, July 5th pic.twitter.com/pAbGdtchAc
— Seán Doran (@_TheSeaning) July 7, 2020