Stunning images from Neowise, the comet which can be seen to the naked eye


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The comet Neowise , that can be seen with the naked eye during these days, has left some stunning images in its approach to the Earth. On the 23rd of July will make its closest approach, when you pass at a safe distance of 103 million kilometers, but it is now when it is more clearly seen in the night sky.

The celestial body, which has adopted the name of the space telescope of NASA in which was discovered, had the point of its orbit nearest the Sun the past day 3 and its finding, in full confinement, has been “the surprise of the year”, as pointed out by the astronomer Gilles Bergond.

Comet Neowise about Prague – EFECometa Neowise about Prague – EFE

The comet, captured by the Observatory on Calar Alto in Almería, you can see “even from the cities.” “Worth getting up early because it is a real spectacle. Can still be seen, but with the passing of the days will be losing brightness,” he said.

“These days continues to be very close to the Sun and is visible just before sunrise, so we just have about a half-hour to watch it”, explains the researcher. For a location faster, “we must look toward the constellation Auriga in the northern hemisphere, whose brightest star is Capella, that is, toward the horizon, north-north-east”.

On the landscape of Allgauen, Bad Woerishofen, southern Germany – AFP

The comet will not return before some 7,000 years, so that “there is that to take advantage of the moment and the good time this summer to catch a glimpse of an object as spectacular as this, a fact that did not happen in our latitudes since 1997, with the comet Hale-Bopp,” recalls Bergond. Neowise moves a little more toward the azimuth north each day and will end up being visible in the evening twilight, “as in the famous constellation of the big Dipper, at the end of the month of July.”

Neowise, as seen from Malta – ReutersNeowise on the city of Washington this Sunday before dawn – Bill INGALLS / NASA / AFP