LOOK: Once-in-a-lifetime appearance of NEOWISE Comet in Albay

  • Ramon Sison was able to take a rare photo of a NEOWISE Comet in Libon, Albay
  • The NEOWISE Comet has a very wide elliptical orbit, so it will take approximately 6,800 years again before it returns in our corner of the universe
  • The rare comet started approaching the earth in July 3, 2020, and it is expected to slowly orbit away and disappear from our sight by mid-August

A lucky and talented netizen was able to take a photo of the rare appearance of a NEOWISE Comet.

Image by Ramon Sidon via Facebook

17- year-old photographer Ramon Sison awed netizens with his impressive photo of a NEOWISE Comet in the skies of Barangay Pantao in Libon, Albay. He shared his photo on Facebook where it was filled with positive messages from netizens impressed with his photo.

Ramon said he felt lucky to have had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spot the NEOWISE Comet.

“I felt so lucky to capture Comet NEOWISE tonight. Yesterday was my first attempt but I failed because it was so cloudy. I tried it again tonight and so happy to capture it because this comet will [not] appear again for the next 6,800 years,” Ramon said.

The photo was taken using a mirrorless digital camera and enhanced using Lightroom.

According to NASA, C/2020 F3 comet, also known as NEOWISE, has a very wide orbit around the sun. Seeing a NEOWISE Comet is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience as its next appearance on Earth won’t be until the next 6,800 years.

Image by Wikimedia Commons

“If you don’t spot the comet this time around, you won’t get another chance. It has a long, elliptical orbit, so it will be approximately 6,800 years before NEOWISE returns to the inner parts of the solar system,” NASA said.

The rare comet started approaching the earth in July 3, 2020, and it is expected to slowly orbit away and disappear from our sight by mid-August. It was first spotted from the Philippines by Professor Angelito Sing on July 8.

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Facebook, NASA