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My heavens! Comet will make a daily appearance — if you know where to look

Comet C/2020 F3, also known as NEOWISE, is seen before dawn above the Bonneville Salt Flats on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. The comet takes its name from the NEOWISE space telescope that discovered it in March. The comet survived its closest pass of the sun, which sometimes completely destroys the icy comets completely, on July 3, and will pass closest to the Earth on July 23. The comet can currently be spotted in the northeast part of the sky from one to two hours before sunrise. Around July 21 the comet will have slipped below the horizon at sunrise, but starting around July 12 it should start to be visible to the west in the hours after sunset. While dim, the comet can be spotted with the naked eye if you know where to look, while sensitive cameras, binoculars or telescopes will have an even better ability to view the celestial visitor. Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

Comet C/2020 F3, also known as NEOWISE, is seen before dawn above the Bonneville Salt Flats on Tuesday. The comet takes its name from the NEOWISE space telescope that discovered it in March. The comet survived its closest pass of the sun, which sometimes completely destroys the icy comets completely, on July 3, and will pass closest to the Earth on July 23. The comet can currently be spotted in the northeast part of the sky from one to two hours before sunrise. Around July 21 the comet will have slipped below the horizon at sunrise, but starting around July 12 it should start to be visible to the west in the hours after sunset. While dim, the comet can be spotted with the naked eye if you know where to look, while sensitive cameras, binoculars or telescopes will have an even better ability to view the celestial visitor.