A comet visiting from the most furthest parts of our solar system is visible over the UK this week.
Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE made its once-in-our-lifetimes close approach to the Sun and you could be lucky enough to spot it.
The very close passage by the Sun is cooking the comet’s outermost layers, causing gas and dust to erupt off the icy surface and creating a large tail of debris.
Stargazers all over the world have been snapping the natural display before the comet speeds away into the depths of space.
Even the astronauts aboard the International Space Station spotted it from their vantage point high above Earth’s atmosphere.
One twitter user said: “basically just look for the Big Dipper/Plough and “star hop” to the comet from there. Hopefully naked eye bright but have binocs ready in case it isn’t.”
Observers might be able to see the comet’s central core, or nucleus, with the naked eye in dark skies; using binoculars will give viewers a good look at the fuzzy comet and its long, streaky tail.
As it speeds away from the Sun, Comet NEOWISE will begin to make its appearance in the evening sky shortly after sunset on July 11.