BENTON, MAINE, USA - JULY 21, 2020
Light flickers from a tv in the second floor of a farm in Clinton as comet NEOWISE officially named C/2020 F3 appears to hover in the sky while traveling at 144,000 mph 64 million miles away on it's 6,800 year trip past earth on July 21, 2020.
When the comet passed 6,800 years ago, the planet was a different place 5,000 years into the Holocene Era, which began after the last ice age. Civilization had started to develop in the Fertile Crescent region of Mesopotamia, which is Iraq today. The chicken and horse were domesticated and the potterâs wheel was invented.
These ideas motivated me to capture the comet NEOWISE in the context of the farms, nature and structures that exist now and that will certainly be gone when it next passes by. I hope the pictures last long enough for people to compare what life looked like when NEOWISE passed over humans on planet Earth in 2020.