Saturday, February 4, 2023

Green comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) appears in January: when, what time and how to see it

This icy body comes from the far reaches of the solar system and comes to Earth after 50,000 years. So you could see it with the naked eye.

Cometa C/2022 E3 (ZTF)Also known as the “green comet”, continues to increase its characteristic brightness and can be seen with the naked eye January and February 2023, Undoubtedly, it is one of the most anticipated astronomical events of the year, as it is visible in both the Northern Hemisphere (Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Colombia, etc.), Ecuador and the Southern Hemisphere (Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile). , Etcetera.).

Icy visitor reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) 12 January. During that visit, the comet ran the risk of collapsing due to the heat of the star. However, this icy body seems to have resisted and continues to increase in brightness. This was confirmed by the Virtual Telescope Project, which broadcast live the night after.

Later, Its closest approach (perigee) to Earth will occur between February 1 and 2.When it is located 42 million kilometers away.

When will the comet be seen?

Since the beginning of the year, Comet C/2022 E3 has been photographed with small telescopes and Telescope, However, as it gets closer, its brightness will increase to the point that it can Can be seen with the naked eye in dark skiesNamely: clear, without light pollution on the surface and free of moonlight.

Nevertheless, NASA stresses that the brightness of comets is unpredictable, as their approach to the Sun can fragment them or make them even brighter.

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