Ah The last comet in the solar system about 50,000 years ago NASA reports that it should be visible in the Florida skies with telescopes this week.
of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is a NASA-approved name that passes through the inner Solar System. Here’s what you should know:
When can we see the green comet?
The comet will make its closest approach to Earth on Thursday, February 2, and northern hemisphere observers will be able to see it in the morning sky. NASA Say.
How do you see a green comet?
Binoculars are all you need to see the comet, according to NASA.
According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, “Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but if current trends in brightness continue, they will be easily spotted with binoculars and visible to the naked eye under dark skies. It may become visible.” At the California Institute of Technology.
What else should we know about the green comet?
The comet was first discovered in March 2021 while within Jupiter’s orbit.
It was the last in the solar system during the Upper Paleolithic period of the Ice Age, but it is not known if it was visible from Earth. outside the orbit of Jupitersays NASA.
It was discovered by astronomers at the Zwicky Transient Facility equipped with a wide-field survey camera.
“Since then, the new long-period comet has brightened significantly and is now crossing the northern constellation Borealis in the predawn sky,” NASA said.
Telescopic images on December 19 show the comet’s brighter greenish coma, or clouds around its nucleus.