There is bright comet on the morning sky!
On Friday July 3rd I went to the Root River Park, but stopped my car immediately after turn from County Rd 1 SE on 80th St SE. Above East horizon there was rising Auriga with bright Capella on left side and bright Morning star – Venus on the right side. At 4:31 AM I was able to see comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE in binocular 10×50 and again several times in range about 5 minutes left of the farm light. I could tell it was not a star, magnitude could be 1, maybe even brighter. Unfortunately on the picture above it is not recognizable. Comet visibility should improve every day in about next two weeks. See more at Sky and Telescope article Anticipation grows for comets Neowise and Lemmon.
Update: On Sunday July 5th I saw comet much clear in the binocular with about 20′ long tail. I was observing from the same road, this time from local maximum height 1306′ tall. See contour map for address 4012 80th St SE, Rochester, MN 55904. The best view is from contour 1306 ft above see level (398 m) at second tree on the right side.
Update: On Sunday July 12th I did not need binocular anymore. Comet was easy to spot. I saw it even on bright sky at 5 AM!
Update: On evening Monday July 13th I did have to go far, it was possible to see comet even from light polluted neighborhood. Here is comet above Northern sky in constellation Lynx, that brighter start up and right is 21 Lyn, 4.6 mag.
Update: On evening Saturday July 18th we were observing with friends from the NW parking lot at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Weather was far from good, but there were gaps between clouds, and we were able to see this nice comet even in spite of light pollution and clouds. Comet was in constellation Ursa Major under asterims Big Dipper above stars Alkaphrah (4.15 mag) and Talitha (3.1 mag).
Update: On evening Sunday July 19th from Root River park, contour 1306. There were clouds around again.