Comet NEOWISE Dances Across the Night Sky Over the Dataw Island Marina

Barreling through the sky at an astounding 4.7 miles per second, comet NEOWISE is a rare spectacle not to be missed. For the best views, experts recommend getting away from the “city lights” and that’s just what Dataw Island member Bill Riski did to capture this mesmerizing image of NEOWISE dancing across the night sky over the Dataw Island Marina, just outside of Beaufort, SC:

Seen by some as “omens,” comets have long fascinated us and remain still somewhat elusive. NEOWISE, named such when discovered by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission this spring, can be seen in the night sky shortly after nightfall. Here are some resources to learn more, as well as tips on photographing the night sky and a nifty comet tracker. Enjoy!

10 Big Questions (and Answers) About the Icy Wanderer (Space.com)

How to see Comet c2020-f3 AKA: NeoWise (EarthSky)

How to See Comet NEOWISE (NASA)

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower (NASA)

TRACK NEOWISE LIVE (Space in 3D)

From where will you be watching NEOWISE? We’d love to see your photos and hear about your experience! Please comment below.

Published by Dataw Marina

Just outside of Historic Beaufort, South Carolina and minutes from the ICW, Dataw Island Marina is located at the north end of Dataw Island, and is considered the “second gateway” to this private island community of nearly 900 homes. The Dataw Island Marina offers a full service boatyard and is able to haul boats up to 50 tons. Featuring two championship golf courses, a tennis facility recognized as one of the nation’s most outstanding by the USTA, gorgeous croquet lawns, bocce courts, a kayak launch, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more, Dataw Island draws residents primarily from the Northeast, Midwest, and West who are seeking an active lifestyle in beautiful surrounds.

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