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This month in the Northern hemisphere observe the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), which can be seen even with the naked eye. It was opened on 27 March 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE and 3 July passed perihelion, i.e. there was at a minimum distance from the Sun, 45 million miles. Now the comet moves away from our star, reported on the website of the Moscow planetarium in the social network “Vkontakte”.
In early July in the mid-latitudes of the Northern hemisphere the comet was visible in the predawn sky low above the North Eastern horizon. Until July 13, her path took place in the constellation of the Charioteer, before it moved into the constellation of Lynx, and on July 17 will go into the constellation URSA major. Until July 20, you can observe all night, and after about July 20 – evening and first half of the night.
To see the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), you can use any kind of optical devices: telescopes, monoculars, binoculars and telescopes. If you are keen enough, you should try to find it with the naked eye. The main obstacle for such observations of the twilight sky.
Social media was flooded with pictures and videos of many witnesses, depicting the heavenly guest. An unexpected gift was received by the observers in the U.S. and Canada, where together with the comet was the Aurora. Two interesting phenomena were visible from the canadian provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and the American States of Michigan, Minnesota and Washington, according to Stormnews.
— Matt Melnyk (@melnyk_photos) July 14, 2020
What a Stellar night! (No pun intended) Quick edit of:OMG! #Aurora and #cometNEOWISE! 1rst time using this type of lens! Can't wait to look at the rest! Mind blowing night on the #manitobaprairies! 30Mins N. of #winnipeg @TamithaSkov @StormHour @AuroraNotify pic.twitter.com/b9gDh07KRJ
— KimHines/SuperNatu☈e (@KimHinesSN) July 14, 2020
Auroras and the comet last night in Peck, MI. #astronomy #space #cometNEOWISE #NeowiseComet #neowise #Astrophotography #aurora #auroras #northernlights #stargazing #NightPhotography #nightlife #SonyAlpha #bealpha #PureMichigan #Michigan #StormHour pic.twitter.com/k9QVpNSdbA
— Isaac Polanski (@wxchaser97) July 14, 2020
— Noel Bowman (@NoelBowman13) July 14, 2020