Observers in the Northern Hemisphere like the Philippines are hoping to catch a glimpse of the comet NEOWISE as it passes through the inner solar system.
According to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) the Comet Neowise can be seen all over the country until July 23 in the northwest portion of the sky as long as it is not obstructed by clouds and pollution.
Discovered on March 27, 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission, Comet NEOWISE is putting on a dazzling display for skywatchers that becomes increasingly visible shortly after sunset in the northwest sky.
A Batanguena photographer named Shaira Carandang was able to spot the celestial wonder last night from her home in San Jose, Batangas.
Seeing the comet NEOWISE is a once in a lifetime opportunity because of its wide orbit around the sun that will take another 6,800 years before it returns to the inner parts of the solar system.
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken peeked outside the window aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and noticed the comet rising above the Earth.