Amazing Photos Of The NEOWISE Comet From California

Ashlyn Davis Ashlyn Davis


In case you missed it, here’s what the NEOWISE comet looked like from California.

In March this year, the NEOWISE (NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) telescope discovered a new comet. At this point, it was still around 250 million km away. But in July it beamed bright enough to be visible to the naked eye under dark skies, creating a dazzling display for those living in the northern hemisphere.

Along its orbit, it has a close brush with the sun and left with an amazing glowing tail. Of course, this drew photographers and skywatchers out at crazy hours of the morning in the beginning of July. However, as it drew closer to the earth (reaching its closest proximity on the July 22) viewers were able to see it after sunset. If you didn’t manage to catch it before disappearing for another 6,800 years, then you can still see the spectacular photos captured from various places in California.

Los Angeles

Northeast of Lake Sonoma

Morning Sky with Comet

Hot Creek Geological Site

Mount Shasta

Northern California

San Jose



Credit: @tjm8874

Joshua Tree

Death Valley National Park


Mount Laguna

Credit: @jackfusco via Twitter


If you’d like to see what the rest of the world saw then you can head over to these dedicated Instagram accounts: @neowisetr and @cometneowise.

Featured Image: u:kmk1986 via Reddit

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