Comet NEOWISE will be visible to the naked eye early Saturday morning
Calling all skywatchers!
You have one last chance to see Comet NEOWISE before sunrise early Saturday morning.
The comet has been dazzling skywatchers over the past few mornings but that will soon change.
“What’s happening right now is that the comet is north of the sun and it’s transitioning from the morning side of the sky to the evening side of the sky. So it was just a little ahead of the sun at sunrise, until around tomorrow, tomorrow is kind of where the transition is. After maybe by Monday or Tuesday, it should start showing up in the evening sky, just after sunset. So you’ll want to look to the northwest and as the sun is setting keep an eye out for the comet,” said Joe Masiero, a NASA scientist at Jet Propulsion Lab.
If you want to see the comet Saturday morning, look to the northeast about 45 minutes before sunrise.
The comet is visible to the naked eye but it is best seen with binoculars.
If you catch a glimpse, send us a photo and where you took it by emailing it to email@example.com or messaging it to us on Facebook.