A rare green comet will approach Earth for the first time in 50,000 years, passing over the planet for the first time in 5,000 years. Recently, a rare green comet that once passed close to Earth tens of thousands of years ago was found.
It is known to pass Earth once more in the coming weeks. According to researchers at the University of York, California’s comet C/2022 E3, which was discovered by astronomers in Southern Ireland last year, will come closest to Earth on February 1 at 1:11 p.m.
According to researchers at the University of York, in order to observe the rare comet, which is distinguished by its blue-green color and will be approximately 42 million kilometers from Earth, one would need either a small telescope or a magnifying glass.
However, the comet will be visible to the naked eye by the end of the month. By the end of this month, it will be visible to the naked eye and will circle the Earth for nearly a month.
Additionally, it is said that the comet last made contact with Earth approximately 50,000 years ago, and that it will only make contact with Earth this time.
Source: CBC News