According to research, the green comet, which last orbited the Sun 50,000 years ago, will be visible from Earth for the first time since then. We may be the last people to see the transition that space enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for.
Scientists announced that after 50 thousand years, which coincides with the Ice Age, the green comet will come close to Earth for the first time and can be watched for a month.
APPROACHING THE WORLD
Officials from NASA announced that the comet was first detected while orbiting Jupiter in March last year, while the comet, named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), reached its closest approach to the sun on January 12, before fully approaching Earth on February 2. made a close pass.
VISIBLE WITH THE BARE EYE
According to experts, the star will be able to be viewed with binoculars for the first time by those living in the Northern Hemisphere and in the Southern Hemisphere in early February. However, he recommends opting for a cloudless night and away from city lights for the best view of the comet.
“Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but if they continue their current trend in brightness, they will be easy to spot with binoculars and may be visible to the naked eye under dark skies,” NASA said in a statement.