"Grab a cold beverage, turn off the lights, get undressed, get comfortable and pop this on the big TV. Consume whilst drinking," tweeted Seán Doran, the artist who created the video.
The photos Doran used to create the work came from time-lapse photography on July 5 from the International Space Station.
Doran told USA TODAY in an email that he sourced the images from a NASA database. The original 550-image time-lapse lasted around 18 seconds at 30 frames per second. He then processed and interpolated to make the stunning, 4K resolution, real-time video.
Bob Behnken, an astronaut on the ISS who was part of the historic SpaceX mission in May, explained in a recent episode of the New York Times' The Daily how he and his colleagues were able to see the comet.
Neowise is relatively close to the sun, so it needed to be far enough away that the sun's light wasn't blinding but close enough that it could still be spotted in the dim light, Behnken told the Times.
"If we got to a situation at dawn, right before the sun came up, that comet became visible during that short period of time when it was still close to the sun, but the sun was still hidden by the Earth. It was just an awesome sight to be able to see and something that we try to capture," he added.
A NASA space telescope known as Neowise first spotted the icy rock, officially called C/2020 F3, on March 27. The comet will be visible to skywatchers here on Earth through mid-August and will be closest to Earth on July 22, NASA says.
Doran's video has garnered more than 700,000 views in the week since he posted it. The U.K.-based artist said he's been refining the method of frame interpolation for around three years, publishing many other videos "showcasing how beautiful Earth is, viewed from space in real time."
Contributing: Doyle Rice
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Comet Neowise 2020: See the comet in artist's stunning video