FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Stargazers are in for a treat this week.
You can spot the NEOWISE comet not once, but twice a day.
Comet Neowise photo by Meteorologist Caleb Saylor
The comet will be visible to the naked eye before sunrise and after sunset July 12-15.
— Lake Superior Photo (@LAKSuperiorFoto) July 13, 2020
If you are an early riser, you can spot the comet low in the northeast horizon from 3:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
If you don’t like waking up early, the comet will be visible low in the northwest horizon an hour after the sun sets.
The sun sets at around 9:12 p.m in Fort Wayne.
It is best to view the NEOWISE comet away from the city lights.
Once you are in a high spot away from the city, you’ll need to give your eyes time to adjust to the dark sky.
Then, enjoy the view of the NEOWISE comet and feel free to share your photos on our ‘share it’ feature.
According to NASA the comet will be visible until the end of July.
Comet “Neowise” flying over the Chicago skyline on Sunday night. It’ll be around for next few weeks...then it returns in 7,000 years. #weather #chicago #news #ilwx #comet #neowisee #space pic.twitter.com/P3Y6jeqgme
— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9) July 13, 2020
It will be closest to the Earth on the 22 but it is not clear if it will be bright or dim at that point.
By the time August rolls around, NEOWISE will part ways with Earth and the icy ball will continue its trip in the Solar System.
NEOWISE won’t be visiting Earth again for nearly 7 thousand years.