NEOWISE comet to be visible in India for next 20 days from today before disappearing for 6,800 years
New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: The comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3), a rare Comet sighting that will be next seen 6800 years after, will be visible from all over the country from Tuesday onwards. The view will not require any special instruments and will be visible without any eye gear for 20 days.
After that, those who would want to continue viewing the sight of NEOWISE comet will have to use instruments like binoculars or small telescopes to the very least.
According to American space exploration agency NASA, the comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE contains intergalactic particles that have been assimilated by the Comet’s 4 billion years of travel in our Universe, and the peculiar celestial object will next be visible only after 6800 years from today, making it an extremely rare celestial event which was being awaited for a while in the space science enthusiasts across the world.
The comet is named after NASA’s interstellar object sighting mission – Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, and is started being spotted in various parts of the world since 3rd July.
Beautiful Declan Deval image.— Con Stoitsis (@vivstoitsis) July 12, 2020
Comet Neowise over Stonehenge UK on the 10th. pic.twitter.com/kgKe4E2rFG
San Francisco, USA
Neowise Comet location: San Francisco pic.twitter.com/QFXYDNFNcd— elisabeth (@paradigms5) July 9, 2020
Comet NEOWISE this morning outside of Tillsonburg at 3:50 am. pic.twitter.com/gmkekNVmz1— Oxford Photog (@SpencerSills) July 12, 2020
Aran Islands, Ireland
In India, the NEOWISE comet can be seen for around 20 minutes during the sunset in the northwestern sky, from 14th July onward. The phenomenon will be visible for twenty days, after that it will be visible only when viewed through the special instruments like binoculars and telescopes.
Due to its proximity to the sun, the 4.8 km wide Comet will appear to be dazzled in the sky due to exchange of celestial material from the space around the sun. The phenomenon will remain one of the most spectacular celestial events of our lifetimes and generations after us.
Posted By: Talib Khan