First Time in 50,000 years, a Comet is Nearing Earth

Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but we will be able to experience it this year.

Green Comet approaching the earth

A bright green comet is set to swing by Earth’s outer space for the first time in 50,000 years, and may hang around for a month.

According to NASA, beginning Thursday, individuals in the Northern Hemisphere might view this comet through binoculars as a faint green light. According to experts, it will be closest to Earth on February 2nd.

“Comets are typically unpredictable, but if this one maintains its present brightness trend, it’ll be simple to identify,” NASA noted earlier this month. Also under gloomy skies, it’s likely it may become visible to the unassisted eye.

According to NASA, the ice celestial body, known as C/2022 E3 (ZTF), will make its closest approach to the sun on January 12 before reaching its closest approach to Earth on February 2.

Mr. Bartlett said that do bring your friends along with you. You will definitely experience something different from the other side of binoculars. He further stated that when you have a lake or ocean system around you, the airflow becomes smoother. With smoother airflow, the stars don’t sparkle as much, allowing you to see more details.

The comet will look as a “faint, greenish smudge in the sky” to spectators in the Northern Hemisphere without a telescope, but those with a telescope will be able to see the comet’s stunning visible tail, according to the Planetary Society.

Observers in the Northern Hemisphere will see a brilliant green light in the early sky as the comet heads northwest over the month of January. According to NASA, those in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to see it in February.

Written by Palwasha Waheed

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