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Put Down Your Phone And Look Up At The Sky Tonight

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Comet NEOWISE is seen in the sky in Jean, Nevada on July 15, 2020. (David Becker/AFP via Getty Images)
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About an hour after sunset, look at the horizon in the northwest portion of the sky, and you may be able to see NEOWISE (aka C/2020 F3), the brightest comet to pass by Earth since Hale-Bopp in the mid ‘90s.

The comet will get higher and higher in the sky (and easier to see) from now until July 23, when it reaches its closest point to Earth.

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