Measuring about 3 miles across, Neowise, a fairly large comet is providing skywatchers and early risers a spectacular view from earth before vanishing for a thousand years. This comet was discovered on March 27, and starting from July 14, this comet will be clearly visible in the north eastern sky. It will be visible after sunset for a brief 20 minutes.
It is safe to watch the comet with naked eye, the deputy director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium advised.
NEOWISE comet, also known as C/2020 F3 will be the closest to earth on July 22. NEOWISE currently has two tails, one that is made of dust and another made of gas.
Skywatchers in northern hemisphere, including India can see it with their naked eyes or binoculars after sunset.
The next time this comet will be visible from Earth will be the year 8,786 — which is almost over 6,000 years later.