The last comet in the solar system about 50,000 years ago should be visible in the Florida sky with a telescope this week, NASA reports.
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the name by which NASA recognizes the mouthpiece, is passing through the inner solar system. Here is what you need to know.
When can I see a green comet?
The comet will be closest to Earth on Thursday, February 2, and observers in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to see it in the morning sky, NASA says.
How can I see the green comet?
All comets are a pair of NASA binoculars, says NASA.
“Comets are notoriously fickle, but if this one current trend in brightness continues, it will be easy to spot with binoculars, and possibly visible to the naked eye under dark skies,” according to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. at the California Institute of Technology.
What else should I know about the green comet?
The comet was first spotted in March 2021 when it was inside Jupiter’s orbit.
The last one in the solar system was the Paleolithic Ice Age, but it is not known if it was visible from Earth then. NASA could have crossed orbit on Thursday.
It was discovered by astronomers at the Zwicky Transit Facility with their wide field survey camera.
Since then, the new long-lived comet has brightened substantially and swept across the northern constellation Corona Borealis in a brilliant sky, according to NASA.
In a telescopic image from December 19th. A lighter green hair or cloud can be seen around its core.
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