Astronauts capture rare bright comet Neowise from International Space Station

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently captured the bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE (or “Neowise”) entering Earth’s view,media CNET reported. NASA astronaut Bob Behnken and Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) astronaut Ivan Vagner have shared images of the comet from the International Space Station.

Astronauts capture rare bright comet Neowise from International Space Station

Behnken, who posted four photos of the comet on Monday, said: “Last night was a real firework. Because of science.” But people have to zoom in on the picture and look closely to find Neowise, near the center of the photo, beyond the Earth’s bright curves.

Astronauts capture rare bright comet Neowise from International Space Station

Vagner’s perspective gives us a clear view of the comet and its tail. The astronaut called it the brightest comet seen in the past seven years.

Astronauts capture rare bright comet Neowise from International Space Station

Space fans hope Neowise will be easily visible to the naked eye. Observers have been able to capture some impressive images of the object. Astrophotographer Kerry-Ann Lecky Hepburn shared a stunning photo of the Toronto skyline.

Astronauts capture rare bright comet Neowise from International Space Station