18:50 GMT18 June 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): On 22 July, bright Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), which has garnered the attention of skywatchers around the world, made its closest approach to Earth. According to space.com, the comet is currently about as bright as the North Star Polaris. It reached and survived its closest approach to the Sun on 3 July.

    The comet Neowise, which won't be back for another 6,800 years, has begun to fade as it is on the outbound leg of its trip through the solar system and will soon require binoculars or a telescope to be seen. While it is visible to the naked-eye, space and cosmic enthusiasts have utilised the opportunity to capture it in pictures and videos. 

    Here are some of the time-lapse videos from different parts of the world showing the ancient comet mapping its course through the galaxy during its time around the Earth.

    There is a time lapse view of the comet from the International Space Station as well.


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