Neowise comet can be seen from Earth without a telescope
A rare celestial sight for people across the world at the moment – a comet that can be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
People around the world should be able to see an incredible, awesome celestial sight in the early morning hours with confirmation “Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)” can be seen by the naked eye.
Photographers have been able to capture comet Neowise at dawn outside of cities. However the comet should still just be visible to people in metropolitan areas, however binoculars may be required.
Star watchers and researchers took to social media Sunday to explain the exciting news.
Scientist Kacper Wierzchos tweeted an image that he took on his iPhone of Comet Neowise, early morning Arizona time in the United States. Confirming a naked eye comet sighting.
“Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) as seen through my Takahashi FC-76DCU telwscope + @TeleVueOptics Panoptic 24mm eyepiece + iPhone X.
I easily saw the comet with the naked eye with direct vision. If you have never seen a bright comet, I urge you to set an alarm and look for this comet,” he said.
According to The Sky Live website, people in Australia should be able to see the comet just before dawn.
The website says around just after 6am you should be able to see the comet if the sky is clear.
The comet will be visible in the Constellation Auriga.
Astronauts on the International Space Station were able to capture the comet from above the Earth.
Where you’ll need to look from Sydney to see the comet.
The Neowise comet is 164 million km away from Earth and the current magnitude is 2.0, bright enough to see by the naked eye.
Ryan is Contributing Editor