Comet Neowise to be visible again this week: Where and how to see it in Raleigh

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Stargazers are in for a treat -- a newly discovered comet is visible in the July night sky.

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Comet Neowise will once again be visible to the naked eye this week.

It will appear early in the morning and during the evening after sunset. The window to see the comet will be much longer in the evening.

WHEN TO LOOK

NASA JPL ambassader Tony Rice created this app that allows you to see when Neowise is visible at your specific location. The chart above are the times for Raleigh.

WHERE TO LOOK

You'll want to look northwest at the horizon. It will be located below the Big Dipper constellation. It's best to get to a place away from city lights to avoid light pollution. Neowise will be close to the horizon so try to find an area where trees won't crowd the view.

Comet Neowise was discovered in March by NASA. It survived its trip to the sun and now it's headed back to the outer solar system. Make sure to try to see it this week, because it won't be visible for another 6,800 years.

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