Comet over Prince Edward Island

Comet Neowise has been sparkling in the sky over PEI for more than a week now:

Comet NEOWISE (C/2020 F3) above the North Shore, Prince Edward Island

This weekend we had 1 clear night, allowing me to photograph the comet with nothing but a star-filled sky around it and the calm surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence below.

Comet Neowise should be visible for a few more days, maybe a week, so you can see it too. Go outside around midnight to some place where it’s properly dark and look to the north. With that big tail this comet may look like it’s going fast, but seen from earth it’s standing nearly as still as the stars around it. Binoculars will help you find it in the sky below the Big Bear, and while it’s not very bright, it sure is a special sight.


Astronomy, Beaches

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