A comet known as C/2022 E3, marked by its bright green nucleus and long faint ion tail, will be on display in the Earth’s sky soon, possibly for the first time ever or at least for thousands of years.
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) 2022 oct. 17 UT 18.00 25min RGB 16"/3.2 QHY600 m1-10m5 Michael Jäger pic.twitter.com/faUYKzOjTR— Michael Jäger (@Komet123Jager) October 18, 2022
According to Jon Giorgini, senior analyst at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, If C/2022 E3 has ever passed through the solar system before, it would have last been seen in the sky more than 10,000 years ago.
The comet will be its closest to Earth on Wednesday, February 1st, and Thursday, February 2nd.
Source: The Guardian