Streaking across the sky
This photo of the comet Neowise was taken Saturday night near the Brian Jeremiason farm. Neowise is one of the few comets visible to the unaided eye this century. The comet survived its recent closest approach to the sun, and is now headed back toward the outer solar system. Measuring about three miles across, Neowise is considered a fairly large comet – providing skywatchers with a spectacular view from Earth. It's actually the brightest comet in 23 years, since Comet Hale-Bopp in 1997, according to NASA. It was visible in the northwestern sky after sunset, and it appeared to zoom just below the Big Dipper. The closest the comet will get to earth is about 64 million miles. According to NASA, the comet won't be visible again for thousands of years, as it takes about 6.800 years to circle the sun.