Comet Neowise spotted streaking over UK skies

A rare comet that has travelled for 6,800 years has been pictured streaking over parts of the UK.

The comet nicknamed Neowise by Nasa, has been spotted by stargazers across the UK and around the world as it flies past Earth on its way back to the outer parts of our solar system, which it will reach by mid-August.

The comet will be its closest to the Earth on 23 July but will still be about 64m miles (103m km) away, according to astronomy site EarthSky.

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