The next stage of its 6,800 year orbit will take it back out to the far edges of the solar system for a long, deep freeze before it graces our skies again millennia from now.
Neowise is newly discovered and is the brightest comet visible in the U.S.in at least 25 years. That's comet NEOWISE speeding through space and leaving dust and gasses in its wake. As for NEOWISE's upper tail, NASA noted that this appeared due to the comet's interaction with the intense light emitted by the Sun.
"Although binoculars are required for the celestial visitor, it will be visible at the same time we see a lovely Crescent (not too bright) Moon".
It was spotted in England too, where photographer Jon Rees described the comet as a "little beauty".
An unprocessed image from the WISPR instrument on board NASA's Parker Solar Probe shows comet NEOWISE on July 5, 2020, shortly after its closest approach to the Sun.
The comet is now most visible just before dawn in the Northern Hemisphere.
The C/2020 F3 NEOWISE comet was discovered back in March by NASA's NEOWISE mission - which is how the comet got its informal name - and has been getting attention from skywatchers over the past month.
The human experience of comets is a fleeting phenomenon at best.
As they race through the solar system, comets are followed by two tails - one of gas and one of duty debris - that are lit up by the Sun.
A comet is approaching close to Earth, and sadly it won't be hitting us, ending this miserable year, but it's in the USA and giving us one of the best skyshows in recent memory! If the sky is clear and you have a good view of the horizon, look to the northwest and you might just very well spot what scientists are calling, "one of the brightest comets in decades".
Neowise will be visible an hour before sunrise in the morning in the northeastern sky. Also known as the NEOWISE comet, the object survived its close approach of the Sun, passing perihelion on July 3, 2020. If you want to take a picture of the comet, use a tripod and a camera that's able to take time exposure shots that are several seconds long, according to Sky & Telescope.