Where is Comet NEOWISE? Track live*!

Comet NEOWISE is an unusually bright comet passing the Sun on July 3, 2020 and then closest to Earth a few weeks later. It's brightness is promising a spectacle that may be visible with your own eyes.

It's speed is a sizzling ---,--- km/h (--,--- mph).

Where is Comet NEOWISE now?

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Comet NEOWISE is currently --,---,--- (--,---,---) from us, getting - (-) closer to us every second. It flies past Earth at ---,--- km/h (--,--- mph).

Since last night Comet NEOWISE (C2020 F3) is 163,000 km (101,000 mi) closer to us. Since you started looking at this page it is 0 km (0 mi) closer.

Comet C2020/F3 NEOWISE with faint tail showing Comet C2020/F3 NEOWISE tracker

When will it be back?

It won't be back in the solar system for a very long time.

Comet NEOWISE has the official name C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). NEOWISE comes from Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). This is a NASA space telescope taking photo's in the infrared-wavelength. NEOWISE is the second mission of the spacecraft after reactivation in 2013, designed to assist NASA hunting near-Earth objects (NEO). It flies around Earth every 95 minutes. It has taken measurements of 35,000 different solar system objects, including 1024 NEOs and 172 comets.

*This Interactive 3D Simulation is built on data provided by NASA JPL HORIZONS database for solar system objects and International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center. Distances and speeds are estimates based on this data.

Photo Credit and other: NASA, ESO/S. Brunier, NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI, NASA/JPL-Caltech, UH/IA, Solar System Scope/INOVE CC BY 4.0, Wikipedia/Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, icons8.com, Péter Eke
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