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TRACKING A COMET: Good news, you can now see the Comet in the evenings this week. There have been many questions about comet NEOWISE today, so here's some tracking information. The Comet was discovered March 27th, 2020, and is now visible during the pre-dawn to dawn hours across the United States. Good news Over the next few days, you will be able to see Comet during the evening hours, NASA says you can see it with the naked eye although I've not confirmed that. The Comet is currently bright enough to be seen with the unaided eye, but it is recommended to use binoculars are a fancy camera for better viewing. Nonetheless, if you want to try and see it, you can see each evening this week!

Here's how! This is the best view of a Comet since Comet Hale-Bopp in the 90s. The best way to see it is to head outside ideally outside of the city without all the light pollution, although you might be able to see it. Stand away from trees and things blocking your view of the horizon. If you're looking northwest, you will see the Big Dipper. Below, the Big Dipper will be the Comet between 1°-7° above the horizon. It is visible Monday evening between 10:03-10:35 PM, Tuesday 10:05-10:50 PM, Wednesday 10:05-11:15 PM, Thursday 10:10-11:30, Friday 10:15-11:50, so you stay up a little longer Let me know if you have any questions, this is newish to me too! Below is a diagram; hopefully, it will help.

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