Comet NEOWISE: How to see comet flyby over UK skies – ‘Once-in-a-lifetime close approach’ | Science | News

Space enthusiasts are occasionally treated to eclipses and meteor showers. But there is now a window to spot a far rarer celestial phenomenon – a comet. Comet NEOWISE is hurtling close enough to the Earth to be easily visible as it streaks through our skies this month. Officially known as C/2020 F3, Comet NEOWISE can be seen with the naked eye once pinpointing with binoculars or a telescope. Comet NEOWISE, named after the Near Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope that first spotted it in March, has been delighting…