Do any of you know anything about comet NEOWISE (2020 F3)?

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aerith.net says it could reach 2nd magnitude in July and Wikipedia says that it will reach perihelion on July 3rd and expected to be visible to the naked eye. Besides that and the theskylive.com page, I can't find anything else.
 
May 8, 2020
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I stumbled across this a year later- and I think I was one of the first people to catch onto this before it got a ton of media coverage.
 

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Do any of you know anything about comet NEOWISE (2020 F3)?


Comet NEOWISE - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Comet_NEOWISE


C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or Comet NEOWISE is a long period comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers during the NEOWISE ...
Last perihelion: July 3, 2020
Earth MOID: 0.36 AU (54 million km; 140 LD)
Orbital period: ~4400 yrs (inbound); ~6700 yrs ...
Semi-major axis: 270 AU (inbound); 355 AU ...
History and observations · ‎Trajectory · ‎Gallery


Comet NEOWISE, the best comet of 2020 | Space | EarthSky
https://earthsky.org › Space


27 Jul 2020 — Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) was discovered on March 27, 2020 – not from Earth's surface – but from by a space observatory some 326 miles (525 km) ...

Comet NEOWISE is fading: catch it while you can
https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com › Advice › Skills


At its brightest Comet NEOWISE was an easy naked eye object, such a big and bright comet that even people who had no previous experience of stargazing or ...

Hubble Snaps Close-Up of Celebrity Comet NEOWISE | NASA
https://www.nasa.gov › feature › goddard › hubble-sna...


21 Aug 2020 — Comet NEOWISE is considered the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere since 1997's Hale-Bopp. It's headed beyond the outer solar ...

Comet NEOWISE - Jodrell Bank
https://www.jodrellbank.net › comet-neowise


21 Jul 2020 — Comet NEOWISE has a nucleus around 5km (3 miles) in diameter with a tail that has two parts as is typical for comets – a white tail made of ...

Why Does Comet NEOWISE Have Two Tails? - Forbes
https://www.forbes.com › startswithabang › 2020/07/16


16 Jul 2020 — For the first time in many years, there's currently a comet visible to the naked eye in Earth's night sky: comet NEOWISE.


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