C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) - or Comet NEOWISE, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers using the NEOWISE space telescope. 

 

By July 2020 it was bright enough to be visible to the naked eye. For observers in the northern hemisphere, in the morning the comet appears low on the northern-eastern horizon, below Capella. In the evening it can be seen in the north-western sky. In the second half of July 2020 it will appear to pass through the constellation of Ursa Major, below the asterism of The Plough (Big Dipper).

 

The comet is notable for being one of the brightest visible to observers in the northern hemisphere since Comet Hale–Bopp in 1997!   Clearly visible at night to the unaided eye in dark sky areas.  Can be seen from all major urban areas with the help of binoculars.  

 

This was taken in beautiful Door County, WI.  

Comet NEOWISE - Door County, WI

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