The famous green comet, which will visit Earth after a period of 50,000 years, is only a few days away from its closest approach. Don’t miss this rare moment. Find out the date and time to watch it.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been hearing about an ancient green comet that will soon appear in Earth’s night sky. But this is no ordinary comet. This comet, known as Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF, will visit our planet after a period of 50,000 years! This means that the last time Earth saw this comet, human civilization did not exist. And recent reports suggest it may also be the last time we see it, as the icy comet could be destroyed by the heat of the inner solar system. So don’t miss the chance to see this unique comet flying through the sky. Check the details below.
Date and time to watch the green comet
The most exciting thing about this astronomical event is that the comet will be visible to the naked eye. While you can get a better look at it with a backyard telescope, you can still see it swimming across the sky in any low-light area. Although it is already visible in the northeastern sky, the best view will be on February 1, 2023, when it is closest to Earth.
How to watch the Comet ZTF
Although the comet will be visible to the naked eye on February 1 and 2, there are some conditions to view it. You must be in an area with relatively little light pollution and clear skies. This means that people living in large cities may not be able to see the comet directly or through a telescope.
So what can you do? Do not worry. You don’t have to miss this historic event. The Virtual Telescope Project, an online webcasting platform for telescopes, will host a free livestream of the comet on February 2 at 9:30 a.m. IST. You can watch the live stream directly on the website by clicking here or on YouTube channel. For now, you can also visit the page to watch a video of the comet recorded on January 14. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!