If you want to see Comet NEOWISE before it disappears into deep space for another 6,800 years, NASA says the time to look toward the night sky is now.
The comet, which was discovered on March 27 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission, will be visible through tomorrow, July 23.
For those hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet NEOWISE, NASA recommends the following:
- Find a spot away from city lights with an unobstructed view of the sky
- Just after sunset, look below the Big Dipper in the northwest sky
- If you have them, bring binoculars or a small telescope to get the best views of this dazzling display
According to NASA, the comet will likely look like a fuzzy star with a bit of a tail, so using binoculars or a small telescope is recommended.