Cosmic proposal: Couple gets engaged under comet
UTICA, N.Y. – The stars aligned for a New York couple on their engagement night, providing a picture-perfect moment that was out of this world. John Nicoterra proposed to his girlfriend, Erica Pendrak, Saturday night in Utica. Nicoterra told Pendrak that he wanted to view the rare comet NEOWISE before it disappeared on Thursday. During the viewing, Nicoterra got on one knee and proposed, and a friend of the couple snapped a picture of the special moment, with NEOWISE on full display. The photo, which has been shared thousands of times on social media, shows the comet between the happy couple.
See Comet NEOWISE! Now visible in the evenings through the middle of July
ORLANDO, Fla. If youre not an early riser and want to get a glimpse of the rare Comet NEOWISE, you are in luck! While the comet wont appear as vibrant as it does in the photo, it is the brightest comet the Northern Hemisphere has seen in more than ten years. NEOWISE is visible to the naked eye, but you may want to have a pair of binoculars on hand to help initially locate the comet. For the remainder of July, Comet NEOWISE will rise higher in the northwestern sky. Comet NEOWISE will get higher in the evening sky through the rest of July.
Rare sight! How to see comet NEOWISE with the naked eye in July
The excitement surrounding newly-discovered Comet NEOWISE wasnt as intense but had the some potential to become visible to the naked eye early in July. NEOWISE survived its trip around the sun and is currently visible in the morning sky to the unaided eye. The Comet NEOWISE or C/2020 F3 is seen above Cered, Hungary, Monday, July 6, 2020. You may need binoculars initially to locate the comet, but should be able to see it with the unaided eye after location. During the next revolution I tried to capture the C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) comet a bit closer, the brightest one over the last 7 years.
Newly discovered comet ATLAS could become visible with naked eye
A few weeks ago, Comet ATLAS showed all the promise of the next great comet, coming into view at the end of April. ATLAS, named after being discovered by the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System, was found in late December. The famous Halley’s Comet is a short-period comet that comes by every 75-76 years. Comet ATLAS can be found with a good pair of binoculars or telescope by locating the Big Dipper and Camelopardalis in the northern sky. “I basically narrate over that and tell people about the weeks coming up, what you can see in the sky,” Mayo said.