FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Have you ever seen a comet shoot across the sky?
If not, you will have the opportunity to see one this week!
A newly-discovered comet called C/2020 NEOWISE is approaching Earth.
During the next revolution I tried to capture the C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) comet a bit closer, the brightest one over the last 7 years.
— Ivan Vagner (@ivan_mks63) July 4, 2020
Don’t worry, it won’t crash into the planet.
The comet was discovered by NASA in March 2020 and it is traveling about 326 miles above the Earth's surface.
It survived passing the sun on July 3, 2020 and it can now be seen by the naked eye.
The comet will be low in the northeast horizon before sunrise through the middle of July.
— Stacey Anne Leeson (@StaceyALee) July 8, 2020
Sunrise in Fort Wayne through mid-July is anywhere from 6:17 a.m. to 6:18 a.m.
Around July 12-15, the comet will be visible at dusk.
If the comet remains bright during this time, it’ll be easy to spot in the northwest horizon.
Sunset time in Fort Wayne is 9:12 p.m.
Let us know if you see the comet and feel free to share any pictures on our ‘share it’ page.