Rare Comet Presents Once-in-a-lifetime Viewing Opportunity

A sampling of images taken July 17-19 at Grand Teton National Park. H/t John Hebberger Jr.
A sampling of images taken July 17-19 at Grand Teton National Park. H/t John Hebberger Jr.

This may be one of the last nights to see the new Comet NEOWISE as it skirts by at nearly 64 million miles from Earth. Once it disappears, it may not be visible for another 6,800 years, according to NASA. The comet was discovered in late March and is named after NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or NEOWISE mission.

For viewing tips and more information about the unique comet, see space.com. See below for a slideshow of the historic comet.

Special thanks to John Hebberger, Jr. for sharing his photos of the Comet NEOWISE passing over the Teton Mountains between July 17-19.