Comet NEOWISE has captivated stargazers in latest months and if you have not found it yet, you might be in luck. The astronomy understanding internet site Slooh will host a free of charge live webcast tonight (July 18).
The comet, formally known as C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, is at the moment obvious in the northwestern sky just immediately after sunset for skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere. Clear, dim skies away from city lights and an unobstructed view of the northwestern horizon are essential.
Tonight, Slooh will host a reside webcast at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT) and you can observe it are living here, courtesy of Slooh. You can also observe it straight from Slooh listed here, as perfectly as by means of the firm’s YouTube website page here. The webcast is a prospect for skywatchers in the Southern Hemisphere (exactly where Comet NEOWISE is not obvious) to see the comet, and an possibility for other stargazers influenced by metropolis lights or cloudy skies.
See Comet NEOWISE?
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“It can be a certainly magical working experience to witness this sort of a large comet gracing our skies!” Slooh’s main astronomical officer Paul Cox reported in a assertion. “We’ll be telling viewers how they can see it from their backyards, and Slooh associates will continue on to observe it in Slooh’s reside telescope views just about every evening this week.”
Comet NEOWISE was identified in March by NASA’s NEOWISE room telescope and created its closest method to the sun in July 3.In early July, the comet was only seen in the predawn sky, but on July 15 it transitioned to an night sky item noticeable to the naked eye.
The comet can be found underneath the Massive Dipper star sample in the northwestern sky.
“If you are on the lookout at the sky without having the enable of observation applications, Comet NEOWISE will most likely search like a fuzzy star with a little bit of a tail, so using binoculars or a little telescope is proposed to get the best views of this object,” NASA claimed in an advisory.
Comet NEOWISE provides a rare deal with for skywatchers as it really is been 23 many years due to the fact a comet has appeared so dazzling in the night sky, NASA researchers have mentioned.
That comet was Comet Hale-Bopp, which became a brilliant evening sky item in 1997 and could be found by the naked eye for 18 months.
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