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NEOWISE, a rare, bright comet is visiting our part of the solar system for the first time in a little over 4,000 years! It will be visible starting about 30 minutes after sundown from now until around Jul. 27. In addition, from 4:30 a.m.-5 am the week of July 20, all seven planets in our solar system will be visible in the early morning sky at the same time, a once-in-20-year occurrence! Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye, and Uranus and Neptune will require good binoculars or a telescope.
In honor of these rare celestial happenings, the Adler Planetarium will host Adler Live!, a virtual public observing event on Thurs., Jul. 23 at 8:30 p.m. via Adler’s YouTube channel.
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