An Ancient Comet Will Be Visible In Maine Skies In Late January
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), a recently discovered celestial body that has not been seen in Earth's skies in about 50,000, will be visible to people in Maine later this month.
According to an article on the WCSH 6 website, the comet was discovered by astronomers at the Zwicky Transient Facility in early March of 2022.
The comet is currently sweeping through the inner solar system. Right now, it is too far away to be seen by the naked eye, but scientists are pretty confident there will be at least a few chances for it to be seen later this month and early next month. It will be closest to the sun on January 12th and will be closest to the Earth on February 1st.
The article explains that it will be visible to people in the northern hemisphere through the end of January and will be visible to people in the southern hemisphere throughout the first part of the month of February.
One of the cool things about this particular comet is the fact that it has a greenish color to it.
If you want to see it, keep your eyes to the sky later this month. If you don't see it this time, you are going to have a long, long wait until it comes back through the solar system.
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