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The scientist told about the brightest for the last seven years the comet

The brightest over the past seven years the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) can be seen in the sky from the Earth approximately one week, then it will already be hard to see, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the engineer training Observatory Ural Federal University (Urfu) Vladilen Sanakoev.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a comet, discovered on 27 March 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE. Previously it aboard the International space station took a picture of the Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner. According to the astronaut, it is the brightest for the last seven years, the comet.

"Another week with the naked eye can see. Especially well it is visible at night in the area of 0.00-2.00 PM. Itself visible, and its tail can be seen well," said Sanakoev.

After that, he said, the comet will be seen worse. It must be sought in the Northern part of the sky, low on the horizon. The comet and take pictures of almost any camera.

The scientist said that he saw a comet on the outskirts of Yekaterinburg. In the city center to see it harder, because it prevents the lights.

"Such bright comets I have not seen for 23 years. In 1997 was so bright," - said Sanakoev.

He added that many call the current great comet. Less of a bright comet can be seen about once in five years.