APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

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APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:07 am

Image Comet NEOWISE from the ISS

Explanation: Rounding the Sun on July 3rd and currently headed for the outer Solar System, Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) has been growing brighter in the predawn skies of planet Earth. From low Earth orbit it also rises before the Sun, captured above the approaching glow along the eastern horizon in this snapshot from the International Space Station on July 5. Venus, now Earth's morning star is the brilliant celestial beacon on the right in the field of view. Above Venus you can spot the sister stars of the more compact Pleiades cluster. Earthbound skygazers can spot this comet with the unaided eye, but should look for awesome views with binoculars.

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by bystander » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:41 am

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by A vent » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:27 am

All we are is dust in the wind. Dude.

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by orin stepanek » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:53 am

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Astronauts get birdseye view! :D
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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by Sa Ji Tario » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:59 pm

Comet leaving Auriga and Venus resting in the Hiades

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by Boomer12k » Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:41 am

That would be so cool to see from up there...

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Re: APOD: Comet NEOWISE from the ISS (2020 Jul 10)

Post by akeru » Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:22 pm

What an incredible view... amazing.