New Delhi: A rare comet called Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, which was discovered by NASA’s Near Earth Object wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope, it was closest to the earth and will now be visible in India.
Comet Neowise will be clearly visible in the north-western sky for Indian stargazers from Tuesday onwards.
Also, the brightest comet visible from the Northern Hemisphere in a quarter-century can be observed with the naked eye in India.
💫A faint view of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) before sunrise, upper left, over Washington, DC. More 📷: https://t.co/LVyafZweKZ
— NASA HQ PHOTO (@nasahqphoto) July 12, 2020
After sunset, it will be visible for around 20 minutes, and will be spotted every day from July 14 for the next 20 days.
It was first time a week ago it past the earth, it was discovered in March and scientists involved in the mission said that the comet is about 3 miles across, covered with sooty material dating back to the origin.