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A rare green comet will be visible this week

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In one of the most unique cosmic events of the year, stargazers will soon be able to see a rare green comet streak across the night sky. Last seen more than 50,000 years ago, comet C/2022 E3 will approach Earth in the twilight hours of February 2nd. Experts say that late Wednesday to Thursday night is the best time to see it, as its green line passes between our planet and Mars.

NASA said on a page dedicated to this comet: “This comet is not expected to be a great spectacle for the return of Comet NEOWISE in 2020. But it is still a wonderful opportunity to make personal contact with an icy visitor from the outer solar system, far away.” comet.

Those in the Northern Hemisphere should be able to see the suspension, though experts suggest a telescope or pair of binoculars to get the best glimpse of it. As with most other stargazing activities, officials suggest the following steps for the main stargazing experience:

  • Get away from the city lights
  • View on a clear day
  • Look around at dusk while the moon is still dimming
  • Try looking northwest for the green glow

NASA added, “Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but if this continues in its current direction in brightness, it will be easy to spot with binoculars, and potentially visible to the naked eye under dark skies.”

Astronomers believe the comet is about a mile across with its tail stretching millions of miles across the night sky. It travels through the stars at about 128,500 miles per hour.

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