A very astonishing sight in our evening sky! Comet C/2020 F3 NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE). It is below the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear or “Big Dipper” in the waning spring section of constellations, low above the horizon in the twilight. Hopefully tonight will be the night without obscurity and clouds to witness the phenomenon.
Have you seen Comet NEOWISE in the sky? ☄️
Tomorrow at 3pm ET, our experts will take your questions about this distant visitor. At 4pm, stick around for a discussion on why this occurrence is so special. How to watch: https://t.co/5taIquQ9fu
— NASA (@NASA) July 14, 2020
Meanwhile I am pausing only for one post, my featured photo including NASA rockets, in a one time hiatus to resume–in order to share my spectacular photo of the Comet Hale–Bopp, back at or around its peak in the month of April of 1997. It was photographed in the then unincorporated Aurora–now Sugar Grove, IL near the overpass part of the IL-56 viaduct at Hankes Road.
Photos taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens zoomed in at 150 mm, filter=NONE, Aperture=3.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1 second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
The featured photo will return with another fine NASA photograph at the Rocket Garden in the great State of Florida, very soon!!
☄️ ☄️ ☄️ Happy Comet viewing!! ☄️ ☄️ ☄️
Image of Comet Hale–Bopp © 2020 Versatileer