CT and NY Have a Once in a Lifetime Chance to View Comet Neowise This Week
A comet just discovered in March will actually be visible to sky watchers in Connecticut and New York for the next week or two.
It's called Comet Neowise, and it was just discovered by NASA Astronomers back in March. The comet, according to accuweather.com, is now brighter than Halley’s Comet when it zipped through the inner solar system back in 1986, and that's good news for sky watchers.
You'll be able to see this comet with the naked eye, but if you don't catch it this time around, you'll have to wait about 6,800 years before it will be visible again.
Before this week, the best chance to see it was in the early morning hours, about an hour or two before sunrise in the northeast sky, but starting this week, you'll be able to view it in the evening in the northwest sky, just below the Big Dipper.
It's closest approach to us will actually be on July 22 when it will only be about 64 million miles away, which in space terms is fairly close considering our sun is about 93 million miles away.
Don't expect a spectacular show like Comet Hale-Bopp, which was highly visible when it passed by in 1997, and was one of the rare very bright comets that could be seen for more then a year, but astronomers say despite that, this comet will still be impressive.
Don't worry, if it's a cloudy night, the comet will be visible for a few weeks, so there's a good chance you'll be able to catch a glimpse. But, don't wait too long, it will become gradually dimmer as it moves farther away.
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