This phenomenon is not to be missed! Comet C / 2022 E3 (ZTF), which was last visible from our planet more than 50,000 years ago, will appear in the sky, dazzling millions of its inhabitants. We check when the green comet, as experts call it, will be visible to the naked eye.
Green comet – when to watch in 2023? Comet C / 2022 E3 was discovered relatively recently, in March 2022. At that time, the orbit of the largest planet in the entire solar system, namely Jupiter, crossed. Astronomers Bryce Bolin and Frank Massey of California’s Palomar Observatory, who observed the object as a chest, initially treated it like an asteroid. However, they soon discovered that they were wrong. Studies have shown that Comet C/2022 E3 most likely comes from the Oort Cloud and is a long-period comet. The last time he appeared in the sky… 50,000 years ago! This is exactly the time it takes to travel through an orbit that passes through the inner part of the solar system. This year, all interested people will be able to admire it with the naked eye! This is a historic event that you simply cannot miss. Because C/2022 E3 is composed of ice, frozen gases, dust, and rock, it assumes a green halo, hence the term “green comet.”
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Green comet 2023 – when to watch?
Comet C/2022 E3 will be visible to the naked eye! The cosmic body will approach Earth on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Then you can start observing. It is best to look for it away from city lights. Experts say the comet will be visible for up to 10 days in February, but it will be the brightest in the early days.
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