Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Hey Space Placers!

July has a LOT going on in the sky.

Bright Jupiter is in the SE sky at sunset and is visible all night with Saturn tailing behind. Brightening Mars rises after midnight in the E with Venus becoming visible in the E at 4 am local time.

Comet NEOWISE is still visible low in the NE at 4 am local time. It is now becoming visible in the NW sky at 9:30 PM local time. It will be getting higher each night. With the Moon out of the early evening sky this is a good time to be looking for the comet.

Greg Redfern

NASA has just announced that "NASA experts will discuss and answer public questions about Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE during a broadcast of NASA Science Live and follow up media teleconference on Wednesday, July 15. The comet is visible with the naked-eye in the early morning sky and starting this week, after sunset."

"The NASA Science Live episode will air live at 3 p.m. EDT Wednesday on NASA Television and the agency's website, along with Facebook LiveYouTubePeriscope, LinkedInTwitch, and USTREAM."

Who knows when another comet will come along as good as NEOWISE. You really should get out and see this splendid sight. Binoculars are a big help in finding and viewing NEOWISE.

Here's to clear skies for all!

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