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Rare comet Neowise flew the closest possible to Earth: Best photos

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was spectacular. See for yourself, because next time such an opportunity will fall in 6,800 years
15:50, 24 July 2020

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On the night of July 22-23, the rare and ancient comet Neowise flew as close as possible to Earth. We share with you the best pictures of this incredible event and talk about the peculiarities of this cosmic body.

Comet with two tails

We have witnessed a unique phenomenon because the comet Neowise can be seen only once in 6,800 years.

The size of the comet is about 5 km, and its core is covered with dark particles formed during its formation at the dawn of the Solar system - 4.6 billion years ago.

This cosmic body revolves around the Sun on an elongated orbit, the farthest point of which is 715 astronomical units away from us. When the comet flies by close to the Sun, its outer shells heat up - and a tail of gas and dust appears.

In fact, Comet Neowise has two tails: the lower one is made of dust; the upper one is made of gas ionized by solar radiation.

It can be seen with the naked eye, but you can use binoculars or a telescope to see it better. Despite the fact that Neowise Comet on the night of July 22-23 came the closest possible to Earth, the comet became less bright as it moved away from the Sun.

How did it happen?

Neowise C / 2020 F in the sky over Alki Beach in Seattle, Washington, July 23

Neowise over Alki Beach in Seattle
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Neowise over Alki Beach in Seattle
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Neowise over Alki Beach in Seattle
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Comet Neowise over the lakes of Al Quadra in the United Arab Emirates.

Neowise over the lakes of Al Quadra in the United Arab Emirates
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Kutahya, Turkey, July 22, 2020.

 

Comet over Ceará is a state in northeastern Brazil.

 

Monte Orlando in Gaeta, Italy.

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