Newwise comet shines in the NW sky

Although the Neowise comet may not shine as brightly here in the Claremont area, it can make interesting viewing for a once in 7000 year event. The comet can be seen once the northwest sky turns dark, but it sits low in the horizon. It may be difficult to see with the naked eye, so using binoculars is highly recommended. Once you find the big dipper in the sky, look straight down towards the horizon to find the comet. Keep in mind it won’t stay in the sky long, normally just an hour or so once it turns dark. This wonderful photo was shot by Roger Baker, who photographed the comet near his home in Rancho Cucamonga. The camera was able to pick up more detail because of the eight second exposure and a telephoto lens. It is possible to also see the long tail, once finsing it in the night sky. Many thanks to Mr. Baker for providing us with this dramatic image.

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