According tomedia reports, this year for astronomy enthusiasts there is good enough reason to look up at the sky, following the July 4 partial lunar eclipse, and now they may see the recently discovered comet C/2020 F3. It is reported that the comet was first detected by the Near-Earth Object Wide Area Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) at the end of March this year.
At the time, astronomers observed the comet accelerating as it flew over the sun. Now it’s back, and brighter than ever, and that makes it more likely that people will see it this month.
The C/2020 F3 becomes so bright after flying over the sun that it can be seen with binoculars, and if you’re lucky enough, it can even be seen with the naked eye. At first, no other telescope other than the most powerful telescope could see it, so it’s now easy for amateur astronomers and even ordinary people to see it for themselves. And if you want to find a comet then you need to search for it at a specific time of day. As EarthSky reports, in the early morning, when the sun is still below the horizon, you can see it by gazing north-east. These observations are currently possible, but for most people it’s best to wait until July 12.
By the end of the night, you’ll see C/2020 F3 in a northwesterly direction. It is understood that the comet will appear in the sky every night after the 12th and gradually get higher and higher. It is possible to see comets with the naked eye, but much depends on what people observe. Light pollution severely limits the ability to identify objects when trying to find objects near the horizon.
If you want to see the C/2020 F3 comet with your own eyes, you should at least need a pair of good binoculars, or better yet a telescope used by amateur astronomers, which will make the whole thing easier.