Summer is heating up for astronomers and stargazers in search of the sparkling and Comet NEOWISE which was discovered on March 27, 2020, by NEOWISE, the asteroid-hunting afterlife of the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission, according to Space.com. They say that one of the most fascinating details about Comet NEOWISE is that it won't return to our skies for another 6,800 years.
Look for NEOWISE tonight, just below the Big Dipper. How will you know if you've spotted this cool comet? "NEOWISE will likely look like a fuzzy star with a bit of a tail, so using binoculars or a small telescope is recommended to get the best views of this object," NASA says.
NASA offers these tips for best viewing:
Find a spot away from city lights with an unobstructed view of the sky
Just after sunset, look below the Big Dipper in the northwest sky
If you have them, bring binoculars or a small telescope to get the best views of this dazzling display
"Each night, the comet will continue rising increasingly higher above the northwestern horizon as illustrated in the graphic (courtesy of NASA) in this post," NASA says.
Learn these tips and trick on how to photograph comets and meteor showers: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/510/how-to-photograph-a-meteor-shower/
To view the best stargazing spots in Connecticut, visit CTVisit.com here.
If you happen to get a photo of Comet NEOWISE, please share with us!