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Comet Neowise

The Comet Neowise is seen in the night sky above several trees, Wednesday, July 15, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. The comet is expected to be visible from earth most of the rest of the month before continuing on it's nearly 7,000 year orbit around the sun.
Ted S. Warren / Associated Press

 

It’s that most wonderful time of the year in the Pacific Northwest, when we get to enjoy clear skies, warm yet comfortable temperatures and 9 p.m. sunsets. Summers here are the payoff for our long, dark winters. And this week, the "perfect weather" many of us like to gloat about has finally arrived.

This summer, these conditions are coinciding with the appearance of a rare comet called NEOWISE. KNKX weather expert Cliff Mass is among the astronomy enthusiasts who ventured out at 3 a.m. to see it.