With clear skies in the forecast, viewing this spacey sight won't take much effort.

The National Weather Service is forecasting clear skies for much of Maine overnight Wednesday, which will make for a great stargazing opportunity. The weather window offers a chance to see a once in a lifetime view of Comet NEOWISE. EarthSky.org says the comet might be visible from earth again in 8,786.

For the best view, the National Weather Service in Caribou suggests:

  • Wait until the sky is completely dark around 10 p.m.
  • View from an area that's wide open to the north, away from artificial lighting.
  • Scan the sky low on the horizon to the north-northwest.

Comet NEOWISE will appear as dimly lit streak in the night sky. Use binoculars for a clearer view. It will be closest to earth on July 22 and 23, at about 64 million miles.

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