At last; a summer comet worth looking out for !

May 14 exposure of C/2020 F3 (Neowise)

At last, a strong predicted showing from a newly discovered comet – C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) – which may well brighten to naked eye visibility around the time of its maximum in July! The comet was discovered in late March this year by the NEOWISE program using NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite. It is now heading in towards the Sun and brightening steadily. Current orbital estimation and light curve modelling indicate that it is likely to be a naked eye object in late June through to the end of July, though it is worth noting that this will clearly coincide…

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