STARGAZERS were treated to a rare sight last weekend when a comet passed the Earth’s atmosphere.
The neowise comet was discovered in March by a team at NASA.
It is around three miles across and is covered with dark particles which are left over from its formation around 4.6 billion years ago.
The comet will be visible throughout July and will pass closest to the Earth on July 23.
You can view the comet between midnight and 3am most nights, weather permitting.
Got a Story? - 01226 734262
Comet wows Barnsley stargazers
Educating Yorkshire head settles into new Netherwood role Harry Gration signs off career outside Barnsley Town Hall Mass closures of schools across borough Motorcyclist honoured with poignant escort MP blocks free kids’ holiday meals Local football club blasted for signing convict Drug-related deaths at ‘highest-ever’ levels Police uncover cannabis farm after burglary call Penny Pie Park campaigners set for crunch meeting ‘Fitting tribute’ to much-loved teacher