The newly-discovered Comet Neowise - a big-tailed beauty which has become the brightest comet visible in the U.S.in a quarter-century - is now visible in the Western Hemisphere in the evenings as well as just before sunrise. It will be visible after sunset for roughly 20 minutes for the next 20 days. According to NASA, the lower tail of the comet was formed by the dust falling off from the surface of NEOWISE's nucleus.
He said: "It was a lot brighter than I thought it would be, and you could see it clearly with the naked eye". Comet NEOWISE is nevertheless extremely much absent from us (above 100 million kilometres) in fact, and the brightness is induced by the particles and gases around the comet now being lit up by the Solar as it would make its unbelievable flyby.
Nikki Williams said she had tried to capture Comet NEOWISE on camera earlier this week, staying up until around 3am, but was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it at around 11pm last night.
Left: light reflected off of cometary dust, which generally follows the appearance to the naked eye.
The comet was found on March 27 by NASA's NEOWISE (Around-Earth Object Broad-discipline Infrared Study Explorer) place telescope.
It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a comet in the sky and it's here throughout July. The comet will be closest to Earth on July 22-23.
"Around July 30 the comet will be visible near Ursa Major, which is also the Saptarshi Mandal at a height of 40 degrees and will be visible for an hour".
The comet is believed to be about three miles (5km) across and formed around the birth of our solar system 4.6 billion years ago. But from the today onward, you're more likely to see the comet in the evening sky. "From mid-July on, it can be very best viewed as an night object, growing significantly better higher than the northwestern horizon".
The further up north you live the better your viewing options will be.
NASA said the comet moved just inside Mercury's orbit on July 3.
It will then head out of sight as it travels back to the outer solar system.