Comet NEOWISE, a massive burning “icy snowball,” will be closest to the Earth Wednesday night, before its orbit begins to take it out into the solar system.
It will be another 6,000 years before it passes this way again.
The comet — officially named C/2020 F3 NEOWISE using a formula for when it was discovered and the name of the infrared telescope that discovered it — is more than a 100 million kilometres away.
This picture was snapped Wednesday July 22nd 2020 at 9:55 PM
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