People around the world will tonight have an opportunity to observe a green comet that appears once in 50,000 years.
The comet was recently discovered on March 2, 2022, by astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-field survey camera at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California.
The comet will make its closest approach to the sun tonight, according to NASA.
The comet, called C/2022 E3 (ZTF), has an orbit around the sun that passes through the outer reaches of the solar system, which is why it’s taken such a long journey — and long time — to swing by Earth again, according to The Planetary Society.
The comet will be visible through binoculars in the morning sky for those in the Northern Hemisphere during most of January and those in the Southern Hemisphere in early February, NASA reported.
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