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. Find the Comet NEOWISE tracker below.
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Where is Comet NEOWISE now? (live tracker)
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When will it be back?
It won’t be back in the solar system for a very long time. Use the NEOWISE tracker above to fast forward to future events.
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.
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