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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) | by Lorenzo Vainigli
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C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE)

This photo was taken on July 17, 2020 in Montarrenti (Siena, Italy) at 22:38 (the time on the photo metadata is wrong).

In that moment, the comet was visible in the North-West part of the sky (az. 327°, alt. 12°) under the Ursa Major and over the Lynx constellation. The comet has a 5 km-wide nucleus, a tail 16 millions km long and in that moment it was 109.5 millions km far from Earth.

We need to date back to 1997 to find a phenomenon like this, when the Hale-Bopp Comet appeared.

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Taken on July 17, 2020