Comet NEOWISE Still Gorgeous As It Enters The Evening Sky

Good news! You needn’t get up at dawn to see Comet NEOWISE. Starting this week it will appear low in the northwestern sky at dusk. I’ve been observing during evening twilight the past two nights beginning just after 10 o’clock until about 11:30 p.m. From many mid-northern latitude locations the comet will appear about 5°…
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How To Share Comet NEOWISE With Your Kids

Something as wonderful and rare as a bright comet should be shared with as many people as possible. I understand it’s not easy getting up at 3 a.m. and driving to a place with a view, but I’ve yet to hear from anyone who felt put out after they made the effort to see comet…
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Comet NEOWISE Grows Another Tail

This comet just keeps on getting better. I was out again at 3:30 this morning and found Comet NEOWISE without even trying. Early on its head appears faint because of low altitude, but the tail is growing. I could easily see 3°-4°of it with the naked eye. Binoculars and photos doubled that. By 4 a.m.,…
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Comet NEOWISE Hits It Out Of The Park!

With no baseball season yet underway we’ll have to depend on Comet NEOWISE for home runs for the time being. I hope you’ve had the opportunity to this delicate spectacle. If you’ve been unable to do so because of schedule or weather, hang in there. The comet will be around for a while. Although it’s…
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Get Out Of Bed And See Comet NEOWISE, You’ll Be Happy You Did

I thought it was going to be cloudy all week but magically the updated forecast predicted clear skies last night (July 6-7). So of course I went to bed at midnight after observing and photographing noctilucent clouds (7th time this season!) and awoke at 2:30 in pursuit of Comet NEOWISE. The night was still, humid…
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