What is the moment?

On March 27, 2020, A NASA space telescope, known as NEOWISE (Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer) first spotted the icy rock comet, which was officially named C/2020 F3.


So it is the year 2020, and a lot of things are happening for the first time.

First time in 6 months:

  • We have not left our city.
  • We have not seen many faces from our office.
  • We have not dined in restaurants (Yep! In 6 months :/)
  • And a lot of other (not so happy) things

But (and that’s a big BUT), not everything is as depressing as the first few lines of this blog. Today i.e. 13th of July, 2020. We did get a chance to witness a moment that has happened, roughly after 6800 years. I know this is BIG. And the good part is I was able to finally capture this with my camera. A moment of 3 seconds, has built memory of a lifetime.

Today, we did get up at 3:30 AM to go to Jacksonville Beach to witness this moment. And it was worth it!

Here is also a photograph that I tried to take with a lens that had no astrophotography capabilities (28mm:f/3.5:ISO400), nonetheless the brightness of the comet did its job. The image is just to remind me the feeling of excitement I had for those couple of moments and hours after that!

Anyone, who is still interested in seeing this comet, it can be seen from Florida till July 23, 2020.

For the list of timings please see below: