July 23 2020

Photo of the Week: Comet NEOWISE in the Night Sky

By: Rich Hosford

Another week, another photo to highlight. 


This week’s photo is right out of this world. It was sent in by Joe Brown of JoeBrownPhotos.com and shows the NEOWISE comet, technically Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE, in the night sky. NEOWISE is one of the brightest comets in the northern hemisphere since Comet Hale–Bopp in 1997. Under dark skies, it can be clearly seen with the naked eye  and might remain visible to the naked eye throughout most of July. Once it’s gone scientists say it won’t be back in Earth’s sky for another 6,800 years.  


Thanks for the photo Joe!


We’d like to see your photos. They could be of your stay-at-home activities, finally eating al fresco at your favorite restaurant, shots of your pets, summer activities or just the weather seen from your own backyard. Whatever you think is interesting and want to share. 


Email your photos to bcat@bcattv.org with the subject line “Photo of the Week.”


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