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 (

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

How to See Comet NEOWISE (NASA)

How to Photograph a Meteor Shower (NASA)


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

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