Comet Neowise was discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers using the NEOWISE space telescope. I captured it July 13, 2020 over Vancouver. Let me know which one you like more, black and white or color?
It's a dim photo because it's just my phone, but my heart is on fire seeing it.
Astrophysics forever 🌃
Stargazing has been part of my life since I was tiny - my dad was a sailor, so took me out to learn the stars from when I was very wee. I still have the National Geographic celestial chart that was on my wall all those years.
But comets are something truly special. Comet Hale-Bopp was a formative experience for me. I already knew I was going to pursue physics, but when it arrived in our skies I spent every night I could outside, staring at this miracle of ice and fire.
I saw it from two different continents and all the time it hung there, it set my heart and mind alight. The speed it was going, even though it looked so still and ethereal. The true length of that tail. Where it must have come from, what it travelled past to get here.
#NEOWISE is relighting all those memories, of when I still thought I'd get to spend my life unravelling the mysteries of the universe. It's a little bittersweet, but I hope there are kids like me out there, seeing something so incredible and learning everything they can about it.
After driving to 2 beaches and realized they all closed after sunset, we finally found somewhere open to watch comet Neowise show up in the NW sky after sunset at Lake Tahoe. It's dimmer than the one I saw near SF bay bridge in the morning a few days ago, so make sure to go somewhere dark.
Has anyone seen the Comet NEOWISE? 💫 This comet is on its way around the sun. Its long, looping orbit around our star will next bring it back to Earth’s vicinity some 6,800 years from now. So, if you want to experience seeing this beautiful sight for yourself, wake up around 4:30am. Comet NEOWISE will be closest to Earth on July 22. It will pass at 64 million miles from our planet and will be able to be seen around sunset for a week or so.
Which photo of Comet NEOWISE is your favorite? 1-5
1. Yosemite NP - @johnnykimphotography
2. Los Angeles, CA - @mackmurdoc
3. Mt. Hood, OR - @lestertsaiphotography
4. Cevennes, France - @guillaumecannat
5. Cave Creek, AZ - @astrofalls
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Meet Alyssa Carson's first-ever Space camp was at the age of 5 and today the 19-year-old is the only person who has attended every NASA space. Carson graduated from the Advanced Space Academy Programme, at the age of 16 making her the youngest person to graduate from the program. Today, the 19-year-old is a part of a group of young aspiring astronauts who are working to position themselves for becoming the first humans to land on Mars. She is the only person in the world to have completed every @NASA space camp. She has already started her astronaut training and most likely going to be 1st person to walk on mars in 2024. .
👀Já foi observar Júpiter 👀?
Hoje às 00:00 ele estará em oposição! O fenômeno ocorre quando um planeta está alinhado com a Terra e ao lado oposto do Sol. Nessa perspectiva temos o melhor momento para se observar um planeta, pois ele está na menor distância com a Terra e refletindo toda a luz solar em nossa direção.
Para observar Júpiter (agora) basta olhar para o leste a uns 45 graus. É a "estrela" mais brilhante. Logo abaixo está Saturno.
Nessa Astrofotografia 📸🔭 feita aqui do Observatório Amador Plêiades, podemos ver o Gigante Gasoso e sua Lua Io (esquerda). Destaque para a GMV (Grande Mancha Vermelha) -
um anticiclone "permanente" na atmosfera do planeta. É a maior tempestade existente no Sistema Solar, sendo ela maior que o diâmetro da Terra!!