MANY people across the UK stood at their doorsteps and windows to catch a glimpse of Comet Neowise at the weekend.

It is a newly discovered comet seen streaking past the Earth, which provided a stunning night-time show after buzzing the sun and expanding its tail.

Comet Neowise swept within Mercury’s orbit a week ago and its close proximity to the sun caused dust and gas to burn off its surface and create an even greater debris.

It is said to be one of the few comets in the past 20 years which can be seen, without a telescope, making its way towards the sun.

County Times readers were among those to capture the comet in its glory as it swept over Powys, with Graham Burnett in the hamlet of City, and Sorcha Lewis in the Elan Valley, capturing these stunning images.

Sorcha said: "I was delighted to enjoy a night under our starry skies. I should have waited longer for the moon to rise and light the scene more. Hope it clears again so I can have one more night enjoying this space spectacular.

"It looks epic with binoculars and should be at it's best in July 22/23 if we have clear enough skies you can see it about an hour after sunset and before sunrise by looking northwards.

"As the Elan Valley and much of the Cambrian Mountains enjoys dark skies they are ideal places to see beautiful events unfold in the nights great canvas"

For those who missed it, Comet Neowise will remain visible on clear nights to those living in the Northern Hemisphere throughout the month of July.

It is expected to be closest to Earth (around 60 million miles away) on July 23.