Closer to the Earth, the brightest comet in the last seven years

on Thursday at a minimum distance from the Earth will be the brightest in the last seven years, comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE). It will be in 103,53 million km from the planet, reports RIA “Novosti” with reference to the message of the Moscow planetarium.

heavenly body can be seen in the evening sky in the first half of the night between Capella (the brightest star in the constellation Auriga) and the Big Dipper using any optical instrument, starting with binoculars. According to the astronomers, the brightness of the comet is weakening and it is visible is worse, than in mid-July, however, to facilitate observation, maybe it is approaching the Earth and that the nights are getting darker.

Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE.

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