While July began with the comet visible low on the horizon in the early morning sky, NEOWISE has now transitioned to become an evening comet, perfectly visible as the skies darken.
Comet NEOWISE captured on July 6, 2020, above the northeast horizon just before sunrise in Tucson. Depending on weather conditions the comet will be viewable after sunset this summer.
PHOTO CREDIT: Vishnu Reddy
Most comets are so faint that they can only be seen using the most powerful telescopes. Scientists are looking forward to learning the composition of this comet based on the data they gather. That composition could reveal more information about the "ingredients" used to make our solar system.