A new comet – Nishimura – has been up in the east before sunrise, not far from the brightest planet, Venus. And our EarthSky community has been ready with cameras, capturing it as it makes its way to the sun that binds it in its 435-year orbit. Enjoy these incredible photos. And if you have a photo of Nishimura to share, submit it to us here.
The comet has been getting brighter, but – as of September 10, 2023 – it’s about to be drowned in the glare of morning dawn. Read about Comet Nishimura.
Photos of Comet Nishimura from September
Photos of Comet Nishimura from August
How fast is C/2023 P1 (Nishimura) moving?
Bottom line: Check out these great photos of Comet Nishimura from the EarthSky community. The comet is going into the sun’s glare now, but you might still be able to catch it! If you do catch an image, please submit it to the EarthSky community page.
Marcy Curran has enjoyed star gazing since she was a young girl going on family camping trips under the dark skies of Wyoming. She bought her first telescope in time to see Halley’s Comet in 1985. Her passion for astronomy eventually led her to being a co-founder of a local astronomical society. Marcy remains active in her astronomy club, including serving as the editor of a monthly newsletter. She also contributes a monthly article to her local newspaper focusing on the stars, planets and objects currently visible in the night sky. Marcy taught astronomy at her local community college for over 20 years.
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