2020 Comet Neowise Challenge

John Levine challenges us to view the Neowise comet before it disappears for another 6800 years.


To see the comet, start looking about one hour after sunset, when you’ll find it just over the northwest horizon as the last of twilight fades into darkness, according to Sky & Telescope. Look about three fists below the “bowl” of the Big Dipper, which is hanging by its handle high above, and perhaps a little to the right, the website said.

The best days to view the comet during the evening will come during the July 14-19 time frame, Space.com said.

It's probably visible to the naked eye but binoculars or a telescope will help. And of course, a dark sky. The next few days should be the best viewing.