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  1. That's the issue now. As it is moving away from the Sun, it will dim but it is moving closer to the Earth up to the 23rd. So how much will the dimming be offset by the comet getting closer to us up to the 23rd?
  2. Machholz rings a bell, not sure I saw that one.
  3. How scarce have decent comets been over the last 50 years for our part of the world? I have only seen 6 in my lifetime: Hyakutake was the first and that was in 1996! Never saw Halley in 85-86, apparently it was the worst viewing of that comet for over 2000 years, the next return apparently will be much better in 2061-62 Hale-Bopp in 1997 was exceptional, one of the best comets ever observed. Ikeya Zhang in 2002 that was just visible to naked eye. Comet McNaught for one clear evening in January 2007 but that was definitely a southern hemisphere comet The mysterious outburst of Comet Holmes in 2007. And now NEOWISE in 2020. When is the northern hemisphere's next really spectacular comet?
  4. Lol, not sure where all those stars come from, a crude timelapse of comet NEOWISE passage to my north. Can see it faintly. Typical how an area of cloud tries to intervene
  5. Lovely, this reminds me of those Victorian era paintings/drawings of comets over buildings and cities.
  6. It's the 1000th consecutive time that Summer Sun has posted the weather observation thread at midnight ....

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    2. matt111


      I'll be concerned the day it doesn't appear at the precise moment it turns midnight. 

    3. Kid Thunder

      Kid Thunder

      doesn't look like anything to me?

    4. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      1000 days on the trot, at exactly midnight, has to be automated

  7. Clouds became an issue Amazingly I could see the tail even though the head was hidden by cloud
  8. I would say 2015, 2016 and 2017 were as bad as each other but they still were better than 2012. That was the worst summer I have experienced.
  9. Tonight could be very good viewing for many parts. Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Venus as well possible noctilucent clouds besides the comet are also on view in the early hours.
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