Did You Miss The Neowise Comet Over Lawton?
If you haven't heard about the Neowise comet, you're not alone. It wasn't even discovered until March of this year, and well, to be honest, comets aren't what has been dominating the news cycles since then. Technically named C/2020 F3, Neowise is on its way back out into the solar system on its long parabolic arc away from our star. Turns out, it's bright and vibrant enough that you can see it with your naked eye, and if Twitter and Instagrams in the area are indication, most cameras will catch it within a margin of lighting conditions.
The time lapse video above was taken right outside Lawton. Yep, that's the wind farm that grows the breezes that blow through here year round. You're still reading? Shocker, and kudos.
When I was younger, the big comet was Halley's Comet. It was famous. In 1986, it screamed across the sky past our planet going about its way as it has for thousands of years.
Fun Fact: It's supposed to hit it's arc limit in 2023 and start traveling back towards our star. If you're alive in 2061, you'll be able to see it for yourself too. But that's a long time to wait. You should still be able to see it for a few weeks. Just head out from the city lights before sunset. As the light fades, find the Big Dipper out in the Western sky, then look to the left of it. You should be able to see Neowise. Bring binoculars or a telescope/spotting scope. It should be cool.