Green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be closest to Earth on February 1

On Wednesday (February 1), a comet that has not visited Earth since the last ice age and the time of the Neanderthals will make its closest approach to our planet, or perigee.

Excitingly, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which last passed through the inner solar system around 50,000 years ago, will be at its peak during this time and may even be visible to the naked eye. in good conditions. The comet is expected to be observable for days as it approaches our planet and then retreats on its way to the outer solar system.

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