I’ve lost automated access to most public social content over the years, so this post won’t have the usual automated setup of “top posts from ___” lists of years past, but I did want to share a trend.
That trend is NEOWISE.
A comet that’s awesome, but tough to see with the naked eye. A comet that’s better viewed at a ski resort in the mountains than from your backyard or balcony in town. A comet that, with access to a really slow shutter speed, quickly goes from a blip in the sky to a beautiful photo.
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So it’s little wonder why resorts – with their dark skies and photographers – are getting some really solid engagement when they share photos of the comet. Photos like these.
The views here are out of this world 🌎☄️ Over the weekend we caught Comet NEOWISE rising above a great sunrise from the top of the ski area 📷 Reed Weimer pic.twitter.com/JwkOvSyZB1
— Red River Ski & Summer Area (@RedRiverSkiArea) July 13, 2020
We have a visitor from beyond our solar system! Comet NEOWISE has been lighting up our morning skies. We thought it'd be a great idea to get a photo as it was rising above the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It only made sense to include the iconic Rio Grande Gorge Bridge too. pic.twitter.com/swpeKYlW8P
— Taos Ski Valley (@TaosSkiValley) July 10, 2020
Have you seen NEOWISE yet? Tonight is its closest approach- only 64 million miles away. 🙃 Next chance to view is in 6,800 years, so we recommend sneaking a peek now! pic.twitter.com/mz1XHiq12k
— Copper Mountain (@CopperMtn) July 22, 2020
How was everyone's #weekend?
Anyone get outside and see the #comet #Neowise?
Here's a cool shot of the comet over Schweitzer, with lights from #SkyHouse and @VisitSandpoint :)#schweitzerlife @visitidaho pic.twitter.com/ECzxqCkApC
— Schweitzer Mountain (@SchweitzerID) July 20, 2020
Comet NEOWISE flying high over your home hill last night! If you haven't seen it for yourself, there's still time! Tonight after sunset look to the northwest, just under the Big Dipper, you should see it blazing through the sky 64 million miles away.
Photo: Cullen McHale pic.twitter.com/y5Cgz1Fna2
— Eldora (@eldoramtnresort) July 22, 2020
Comet NEOWISE over Williams Mountain captured beautifully last night by Ann Driggers 💫💫💫 pic.twitter.com/YF13B2W0vL
— Aspen Snowmass (@AspenSnowmass) July 19, 2020
Another stunning photo of Comet Neowise, taken before sunrise. The Cascade Lookout is open 24/7 for the entire summer, so make sure you go up for some stargazing!
— Manning Park Resort (@Manningpark) July 19, 2020
Did you catch a glimpse of the NEOWISE comet? pic.twitter.com/vct9bfSEJ6
— Sunshine Village (@SunshineVillage) July 18, 2020
— Northstar California (@Northstar_CA) July 20, 2020
Three days of 📷 of Comet 💫 Neowise over the Tetons captured by @amyjimmerson. Tell us your favorite photo in the comments 1, 2,or 3. #neowise won’t be back for 6,800 years but is still in the night sky this week. #jhdreaming pic.twitter.com/bkqwuDiM9o
— Jackson Hole (@jhski) July 17, 2020
A once every 6,800 years kind of photo. The comet NEOWISE rising at dawn above the Sun Valley Barn.
Photo Cred: Instagram @travisdamick pic.twitter.com/bIH7WbjYAy
— Sun Valley Resort (@sunvalley) July 17, 2020
Earlier this week local photographer, G. Brad Lewis, captured the NEOWISE comet over Ruby Express chairlift at #DeerValley. NEOWISE will be closest to Earth on July 22 and visible around the world until mid-August. The comet won’t return for 6,800 years. | 📷: G. Brad Lewis pic.twitter.com/UydMYcMcUL
— Deer Valley Resort (@Deer_Valley) July 17, 2020
Catch a speeding ball of gassy, dusty plasma. Put it in your pocket and never let it fade away.
Get a glimpse of NEOWISE before it's gone for another 6,800 years. Look northwest below the Big Dipper just after sunset. #ThankfulThursday
*Courtesy of Illusive Minds Media pic.twitter.com/0h5kQUTNJk
— Jay Peak Resort (@jaypeakresort) July 16, 2020
— Arapahoe Basin (@Arapahoe_Basin) July 14, 2020
Notice the engagement rates on those? Pretty dang solid for Twitter these days, or any days.
Get out there, it’s not too late.
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