Comet Neowise streaks over Stonehenge night sky

Comet captured on camera streaking across night sky over Stonehenge ☄️

7/12/2020 7:14:00 PM

Comet captured on camera streaking across night sky over Stonehenge ☄️

Comet Neowise has been spotted by stargazers across the UK as it heads past Earth.

A comet has been captured on camera streaking across the skies over Stonehenge.Comet Neowise has been spotted by stargazers across the UK and around the world as it heads past Earth.It was discovered in late March and as it approached the sun it became one of the few comets in the 21st century that can be seen with the naked eye.

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The comet will be closest to the Earth on 23 July but will still be about 64 million miles (103 million km) away.Image copyrightJeff OversImage captionNeowise is around 400 times farther away than the moon, but can still be seen with the naked eyeJeff Overs, who travelled to Stonehenge in Wiltshire to photograph the comet, described the moment as"astonishing".

"It was perfect conditions, clear and crisp and the comet was right above the stones," he said."You can see it with the naked eye but it took me by surprise It did look spectacular. I won't see another comet like that in my lifetime."

The interplanetary iceberg will be visible throughout July in the northern hemisphere, moving in a westerly direction across the sky.From the middle of the month it will be visible low in the sky towards the north, throughout the night.It will then head out of sight as it travels back to the outer solar system.

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Comet NEOWISE: How to see comet flyby over UK skies – 'Once-in-a-lifetime close approach'COMET NEOWISE is the best comet visible from the UK in more than two decades, offering even amateur astronomers the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the 'dirty snowball'. Here is how to see Comet NEOWISE's flyby over the UK. It looks good and easy to see cometNEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE: NASA’s Parker solar probe spies newly-discovered cometCOMET NEOWISE, which has captured astronomers' interest around the world, has been spotted in extraordinary new NASA images, with the tail of the comet seen to sizzle through heat, following its closest-yet approach to the Sun. Is this the one we are waiting for to be visible in the sky or another new one?

Comet NEOWISE: How to see comet flyby over UK skies – 'Once-in-a-lifetime close approach'COMET NEOWISE is the best comet visible from the UK in more than two decades, offering even amateur astronomers the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the 'dirty snowball'. Here is how to see Comet NEOWISE's flyby over the UK. It looks good and easy to see cometNEOWISE

Comet NEOWISE: NASA’s Parker solar probe spies newly-discovered cometCOMET NEOWISE, which has captured astronomers' interest around the world, has been spotted in extraordinary new NASA images, with the tail of the comet seen to sizzle through heat, following its closest-yet approach to the Sun. Is this the one we are waiting for to be visible in the sky or another new one?

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