Sunday, July 12, 2020

created a new plot

Comet C/2020 F3 is transitioning to the evening sky... soon. It is officially in Lynx now.

comet path for the next few days

You can see it's climbing. Normally a celestial object higher is easier to see.

And the comet is drawing closer to the Earth. Perihelion was on 3 July. Perigee is coming up soon. Wikipedia says, the "closest approach to Earth will occur July 23, 2020, at a distance of 0.69 AU (103 million km)."

But the comet is moving away from the Sun. So, it will be fading.

Hopefully, we'll experience a nice balancing effect...

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