Until the sixteenth century, comets were usually considered bad omens of deaths of kings or noble men, or coming catastrophes. Take your pick from the current president of the USA, Brexit and Coronavirus.
More information on Comet Neowise can be found here
The comet will reach its closest distance from Earth on 23 July – though it will still be about 64 million miles (103 million km) away.
It will be visible in the northern hemisphere – including the UK – just before sunrise and after sunset.
From the middle of July onwards, the comet will be visible all through the night, but always low in the sky in a north direction.
It’ll then head out of sight as it travels deep into the solar system.