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Green comet sighting passing Earth after five decades

Our generation can be the last to witness the green comet passing by Earth from the solar system’s edge at
the end of January and the start of February. Comets are usually green because of the dicarbon reactive molecule. From
the past 50 years, or since the last ice age, this green snowball named comet ZTF by astronomers wasn’t seen
before in our cosmic.According to research, the comet is made up of gas, particulates and rocky substances and orbits the
sun after every five decades. The last time the comet was passing our planet, the Neandertals species were present on
Earth, and humans were migrating from Africa.

When to watch?

According to NASA, in the Northern Hemisphere, the green comet will be visible at the end of January in the dawn.
And the last chance to witness the comet will be on January 30. However, for the Southern Hemisphere, a comet
will be seen at the start of February

On January 21, Astronauts capture the green comet, which appears to be like a new moon, and a dark sky
is required to observe it.On February 2, the green comet will be the closest to Earth, with a distance of 26
million miles. On January 31 and February 1, it will be the brightest comet ever that can be seen with the
naked eye under a dark sky.

How to spot it?

Choose a cloudless and dark night, if possible, to witness a comet with the naked eye. For the best view
please stay away from city lights and observe the sky when the moon’s light is dim or below the horizon.
Otherwise, use binoculars or even a telescope.

Where to look?

To witness the green comet, look to the right stars as it passes below Polaris star. Comet will be prominent
because of its hazy look.

 

 

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