EUGENE, Ore. -- A rare comet will be seen with the naked eye from western Oregon over the next two weeks. The comet's name is C/2020 F3, or called NEOWISE.
You can spot the comet with your naked eye tonight after sunset. You'll need to look off to the northwest horizon between 9:30-10:30 p.m. The comet will be about 6° off the horizon, which means you'll need to be in an open area, such as a field, or a lake, in order to view the comet.
You'll have a better chance of seeing the comet tomorrow morning prior to sunrise, this is because the comet will be higher in the sky at 10°, which will make viewing easier.
After July 12th, the best time to view the comet will be during the night hours, after sunset. The comet is currently over 300-million miles from earth, but by July 22nd/23rd, it'll come as close as 64 million miles, making it easier to spot in the night sky.