Off Topic: Stunningly beautiful video from the ISS of Comet Neowise


Hank Riley
 



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Comet NEOWISE is best viewed now in the Northern Hemisphere at mid-latitudes, starting an hour before sunrise, very low in the northeastern sky. After July 12, the comet will be best viewed an hour after sunset.

The future of Comet NEOWISE is uncertain: comets are fickle things, and we don’t know how long it will remain visible to both the unaided and aided eye, even as it approaches the Earth. If the comet runs out of material to form its massive tail, it will disappear from view altogether.

So now’s your chance – NEOWISE won’t return for another 6,800 years!