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Germany: NEOWISE sails through the cosmos over Berlin *TIMELAPSE*00:33

Germany: NEOWISE sails through the cosmos over Berlin *TIMELAPSE*

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July 14, 2020 at 20:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

The comet NEOWISE was seen sailing through the skies over Berlin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The comet, which was discovered earlier in March on its way into the Solar System, can now be spotted across the northern hemisphere, approximately one hour after sunset and before sunrise. The comet's official name is C/2020 F3, but has taken on the common moniker of NEOWISE, derived from the name of the telescope which discovered it.

It is expected to pass closest to the Earth on July 23, at a distance of 104 million kilometres, before disappearing for the next 7,000 years.

According to NASA, NEOWISE is one of the brightest comets since the Hale-Bopp, which was visible to the naked eye in 1997.

Germany: NEOWISE sails through the cosmos over Berlin *TIMELAPSE*00:33
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The comet NEOWISE was seen sailing through the skies over Berlin in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The comet, which was discovered earlier in March on its way into the Solar System, can now be spotted across the northern hemisphere, approximately one hour after sunset and before sunrise. The comet's official name is C/2020 F3, but has taken on the common moniker of NEOWISE, derived from the name of the telescope which discovered it.

It is expected to pass closest to the Earth on July 23, at a distance of 104 million kilometres, before disappearing for the next 7,000 years.

According to NASA, NEOWISE is one of the brightest comets since the Hale-Bopp, which was visible to the naked eye in 1997.

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