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How to see Comet Neowise streak across the Kent sky during July

Stargazers have an excellent opportunity to see a stunning comet - visible to the naked eye - streak across the sky throughout July.

All across Kent, Comet Neowise can be seen low to the horizon just before sunrise and after sunset.

Garry Simmons captured the comet in the skies over Tankerton
Garry Simmons captured the comet in the skies over Tankerton

Photographers have been heading out to open expanses in a bid to capture the phenomenon, which Nasa says has "suddenly become visible".

In the coming days, it will begin to be visible throughout the night in a northerly direction low in the sky. Those hoping to catch a glimpse of the comet's streak are advised to look beneath the Plough asterism.

Each night, it will be a little further to left, and come the end of July, it is expected to go out of sight.

Excellent photos sent through to KentOnline show the comet's clear visibility in recent days.

A statement from Nasa reads: "A comet has suddenly become visible to the unaided eye.

Neowise captured above Dover Castle. Pic: Greg Esson
Neowise captured above Dover Castle. Pic: Greg Esson
A stunning photo of the comet taken from the shore at Tankerton. Pic: Garry Simmons
A stunning photo of the comet taken from the shore at Tankerton. Pic: Garry Simmons

"Comet C/2020 F3 was discovered in late March and brightened as it reached its closest approach to the sun, inside the orbit of Mercury, late last week.

"The interplanetary iceberg survived solar heating, so far, and is now becoming closer to the Earth as it starts its long trek back to the outer solar system."

On Thursday, July 23, it will be at its closest point to Earth - at a distance of 64 million miles away.

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