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Comet NEOWISE through the Pine Trees 2

Berthoud Pass, Grand County

The comet NEOWISE hangs in the deep blue sky about 45 minutes before sunrise. With a faint orange glow on the horizon, this photograph captures a rare celestial event high in the Rocky Mountains on a cold summer morning at about 11,000 feet. The dot on the right is the planet Venus.