Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can catch a glimpse of comet NEOWISE through July and then not again for 6,800 years. As indicated in various reports, the comet became bright enough to be spotted from Earth even without the use of special equipment.
Comet Neowise, otherwise know as C/2020 F3, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit.
"A far better viewing perspective will be available in the evening sky starting around July 14, when it will appear low in the northwest sky (20 degrees from the horizon) for around 20 minutes". These apps have topped the free and paid App Store charts because of NEOWISE.
"As Comet NEOWISE turned one of the couple bare-eye comets of the 21st Century, term spread promptly, and the comet has already been photographed behind several well known web sites and metropolitan areas all around the globe".
With the naked eye, the comet, under clear skies and without light pollution from a location where the view of the horizon is unobstructed, is expected to appear as a fuzzy star-like object below the "pan" formed by four stars of the easily identifiable "Big Dipper" or Ursa Major, constellation.
With a crescent Moon waxing through the sunset sky this week, while Jupiter and Saturn rise up as guardians in the East, together with the better part of the Milky Way now in view and the leading edge of the Perseid Meteor Shower coming into view, NEOWISE will have great company for a spectacular week of stargazing!
Have an iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro? From there, you should be able to locate the comet below. An iPhone shot still makes for a neat souvenir, of course!