Collection of pictures of Comet NEOWISE as it passed by Earth during its long journey.

Mars 2020 Opposition images are located towards the end of this webpage.

NEOWISE News Articles

NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day Coverage

Sky & Telescope finding charts for NEOWISE under the Big Dipper.

NEOWISE over natural landscapes:

Photographs by Professor Jay Pasachoff from Williamstown

July 15, 2020

July 25, late in the sequence, as the comet appeared further west at sunset, and fainter.

Close up from July 17.

Close up from July 17.

Close up from July 17.

Wide angle from July 17.

Photo from July 21, under the Big Dipper, stars annotated

July 21.

JMP’s photos were composited by Robert Vanderbei.  They were taken from the grounds of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.

Photographs By Cameron Zucker

Grand Canyon National Park

Photographs By Evan Zucker

The horizontal line is the International Space Station.

Photograph By J Michael Schirra


Photograph By Jared Klain

Photographs By Robert Slobins

NEOWISE over Stonehenge:

Hubble Image:

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of a small portion of the coma (the tail is much too big for Hubble’s field of view) of the brightest northern-hemisphere comet in at least a decade. These Hubble images of the comet were taken on 8 August and feature the visitor’s coma, the fine shell that surrounds its nucleus, and its dusty output (

For the comet as an insert on a wide-angle view, see also

Photographs from Howard Simkover, Canada

Photograph By Jay Anderson

Image by Jay Anderson, Canada (co-author with Jay Pasachoff of forthcoming Peterson Guide to Weather,

Hale-Bopp 1997 by Jay M. Pasachoff

October 2020 Mars Opposition

Mars near the Moon, 2 October 2020, Jay Pasachoff, Nikon 600 + Nikkor zoom at 400 mm

Richard Edmondson (member of the Coconino Astronomy Club, Flagstaff, AZ; courtesy of Bill Sheehan)
10″ f/6.3 Meade LX200/GPS, Prime Focus, 2X Barlow lensand a Canon 60Da camerashooting in Movie Crop mode. Best of 200 frames from a 90 second video clip stacked in Registax and processed in Photoshop.