- nemesis maturity
Comet NEOWISE was closest to the sun on July 3, 2020, passing at about 26.7 million miles (43 million km) from the sun. Observers are still reporting seeing it, and so it appears to have survived the close encounter with our star. Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is up at dawn now; it will be highest in the dawn sky around July 11. Then it will gradually approach the horizon each day. By mid July (around 12-15), the comet will also become visible at dusk (just after sunset), low in the Northwest horizon. If the comet remains relatively bright, it might be easier to see in the second half of July during evening dusk, because, at that time, it will appear somewhat higher in the sky. Stay Tuned!