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.
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Where is Comet NEOWISE now?Space in 3D Web App
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.
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.
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