Last chance to see Comet Neowise before it disappears again for 6,800 years

Those who want to see the Neowise comet have time until Thursday, July 23. This is an exclusive opportunity for space-loving observers in the northern hemisphere before the comet disappears for another 6,800 years. Learn how you can do it in this note.

Space-loving observers from the Northern Hemisphere can glimpse the incredible spectacle of Comet Neowise, which will be visible until Thursday, July 23, and then would disappear for the next 6,800 years.

The comet was discovered on March 27, 2020, by the NASA Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer —NEOWISE — mission, which gave it its name.

Although it can be seen with the naked eye since July 15, NASA recommended the use of binoculars or a telescope to see it better, since otherwise, it will resemble “a blurred star with a little tail”, according to the space agency statement.

NASA’s instructions are as follows:

  • Find a place furthest from the city lights with a clear view of the sky.
  • When the sun goes down, look for the stars that make up The Big Dipper Constellation Chariot to the northwest, preferably with binoculars.
Big Dipper constellation. © CC0 / Wikipedia / Gh5046

From the United States, passing through Portugal to England, those who have already seen it uploaded their best photos of the event to the Internet. Here you can see some: