Have y’all heard about the comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE passing by at the moment?
I am beyond hyped - astronomic events like this are incredibly fascinatig, right?
Thise pile of dirt, stones and ice is about as old as our solar system - 4,6 billion years - and right now it’s so close (about 140 Million kilometers…) to us that it’s visible to the naked eye!! This happens only every 7000 years - that means we have the once in a lifetime chance to see the very same thing our ancestors in the stone age saw!! How scary - and magical - must that have been?
Last night I sat down in the park with with a friend and some drinks and snacks. We weren’t too optimistic to be able to spot Neowise because of the cloudy weather and all the city lights…but we did!! A tiny, blurry comet with a visible tail!! We stared at it for more than two hours and it was truly enchanting.
Unfortunately the circumstances weren’t good enough for a photo, tho
Are any of you guys interested in that kind of stuff? Has anyone spotted the comet yet and did you maybe even get a picture? Let’s talk about astronomical magic!