50 thousand years later, inhabitants of planet earth Will be able to see the path of Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) in 2023.
The last time a comet passed close to our planet from the Upper Paleolithic Namely when the first Homo sapiens and Neanderthals inhabited it.
To see this comet, we recommend using binoculars or a telescope, otherwise, just You will see some green spots in the sky.
When and Where to See Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)?
Despite the fact that the event can be seen during the 28 days of the second month of the year, astronomers assure that the best time to see this comet is Candlemas Day, which is February 2.
According to experts, to better appreciate this comet, aspirants should look towards the northeast at sunrise Second day of February.
Space lovers will be able to enjoy the event closely in the free telecast, which will be broadcast by the space center Virtual Telescope Project. For more information, please refer to the following website: https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/.
How is Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)?
The orbits of these comets are usually elongated, and as they get closer to the Sun, they become brighter as this evaporates the ice, which changes from a solid to a gas and immediately into a ball of incandescent gas. gets covered.
The tail of a comet always points away from the Sun because the star ball of incandescent gas Which produces a wind, which interacts with the comet’s tail and pulls it apart, similar to the effect of a hair dryer.
“Comets come from afar, they are in a belt beyond Pluto or Cloud, Which is even further away from the Sun. Some of them have been studied and photographed, and for this reason it is known that they are amorphous bodies, made of ice and rocks, and have also been captured when approached. in the sky in the processes of evaporation, “explained the experts.