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Rare comet to be visible from earth with naked eye

Scientist say the best time to view the comet is before sunrise the next few days, and then starting July 12th, you can view the comet after sunset.

Posted: Jul 10, 2020 1:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A rare comet will be seen with the naked eye from western Oregon over the next two weeks. The comet's name is C/2020 F3, or called NEOWISE.

You can spot the comet with your naked eye tonight after sunset. You'll need to look off to the northwest horizon between 9:30-10:30 p.m. The comet will be about 6° off the horizon, which means you'll need to be in an open area, such as a field, or a lake, in order to view the comet.

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You'll have a better chance of seeing the comet tomorrow morning prior to sunrise, this is because the comet will be higher in the sky at 10°, which will make viewing easier.

After July 12th, the best time to view the comet will be during the night hours, after sunset. The comet is currently over 300-million miles from earth, but by July 22nd/23rd, it'll come as close as 64 million miles, making it easier to spot in the night sky.

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