Astronaut Ivan Vagner captured a stunning photo of the NEOWISE Comet from ISS, with the Earth’s atmosphere. C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), or Comet NEOWISE, is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020 by the NEOWISE space telescope. It passed closest to the Sun on July 3, 2020. Closest approach to Earth will occur 23 July 2020 at a distance of 0.69 AU (103 million km; 270 LD). This perihelion passage will increase the comet’s orbital period from about 4500 years to about 6800 years.

Credit: Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos

Reference: Ivan Vagner’s Tweet
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