Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades

Emmanuel Paoly

Hungary

The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Salgotarjan, Hungary, early Friday, July 10, 2020. 

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International Space Station 

Neowise is seen from the International Space Station on July 5. Even astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured the stunning celestial phenomenon, which promises to bring even more spectacular sightings as the month goes on. (Details in next post) #neowise #cometneowise pic.twitter.com/qIVYCFcoMk— Jeremy Perez (@jperez1690) July 7, 2020

Comet Neowise photographed in #Tucson about an hour ago! Chris Bakley

Spain

Neowise is seen above the mountain of Montserrat, near Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on July 9, 2020. Early risers have captured already captured breathtaking images of the event. Read: How to catch a glimpse of NeowiseThe event is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience — the comet takes about 6,800 years to complete its path around the sun, according to NASA. I was up really early for this shot. During the month of July, the newly-discovered comet Neowise, formally named Comet C2020 F3 NEOWISE by NASA, has been visible in the early hours before sunrise. It’s not often that we get the opportunity to see or photograph a comet of this brightness and with a tail. Spectacular photos capture Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades

By Sophie Lewis

July 11, 2020 / 12:16 PM
/ CBS News

Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades, has brought with it a stunning debris trail this month, delighting skywatchers around the world. Visible to the naked eye! Starting this weekend, it will be visible to viewers in the Northern Hemisphere in the evening, just after sunset. 

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Czech Republic

Comet Neowise streaks above Brno, Czech Republic before daybreak on July 10, 2020. NASA, ISS Expedition 63

China

Comet Neowise observed from Beijing, China on July 7, 2020. 

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New York
Neowise (C/2020 F3) over New York City this morning an hour or so before sunrise. On any given day that old cinder cone is perfect—then catching it sharing the horizon with this graceful comet gets kind of goosebumpy for me. pic.twitter.com/8TfMV0sf1j— Nicholas Isabella (@NycStormChaser) July 9, 2020

New Jersey

Comet Neowise photographed from North Wildwood, New Jersey, on July 8, 2020. Miloslav Druckmuller (Brno University of Technology)

Italy

Comet Neowise shining at sunset above the Port of Molfetta in Molfetta on July 11, 2020. @c2020f3 pic.twitter.com/DO5s9ZyWEn— Jason O’Young (@jasonoyoung) July 6, 2020

Arizona
No nearby clouds this morning & wound up with the view I was after with Merriam Crater. Davide Pischettola/NurPhoto via Getty Image

#DespertarPlanetario ☀️☄️ Cometa NEOWISE sobre la motaña Hochfeiler en los Alpes 🗻📷 Martin Rietze/SWNS.com pic.twitter.com/jsuRYJblyW— Planetario de Madrid (@PlanetarioMad) July 10, 2020

French Alps

Neowise is seen in the eastern French Alps, along with noctilucent clouds, on July 8, 2020. Albert Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Turkey

Neowise is seen above Turkey’s Van province on July 11, 2020. I hope you like it!🤩 https://t.co/BFyxFFw2DE pic.twitter.com/sGZBiEVryM— Kerry LH💫 (@weatherandsky) July 5, 2020

Comet NEOWISE shining bright this morning in Huron County, Ontario. Definitely one worth waking up at 3:30 am for. Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Canada 
Comet NEOWISE and the city of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 🍁! Maroun Habib (Moophz)

First published on July 11, 2020 / 12:16 PM #cometneowise #NEOWISE pic.twitter.com/UFYu8Ia0XK— Sean Parker (@seanparkerphoto) July 8, 2020

Lebanon

Neowise is seen over Lebanon just before sunrise on July 5, 2020.