In this week’s sky, a Full Moon that wanes and meets Mars, and Comet NEOWISE passes close to Messier 53.
Comet NEOWISE is headed on its way out of our Solar System, fading from our skies.
As the Southern Delta Aquariids peak, Venus passes CE Tauri and the Moon passes Jupiter and Saturn.
Comet NEOWISE climbs higher in evening sky, Saturn reaches opposition and Mercury reaches greatest western elongation.
Comet NEOWISE’s trajectory will bring it closest to the Earth July 22.
The long-awaited bright comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE will become visible after sunset this week, adding to its breathtaking morning shows.
May your skies be clear to see these astronomical events. Comet NEOWISE will be visible in the evening this week, Jupiter and Pluto both reach opposition, and the crescent Moon visits Venus.
This week was set to be relatively quiet, but Comet NEOWISE had other plans. Also look for some close astronomical passes over the weekend.
Get ready for July’s night sky with this guide to the planets in our Solar System.