A recently discovered green comet will soon zip by Earth for the first time in 50,000 years.
It was last visible in the night sky during the Stone Age.
Starting tonight (FEB 1st) Look to the North West at sunset for a green Hue!
The Comet which has been named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), has been in orbit around the sun. It passes through the outer banks of the solar system which accounts for its 50,000 year gap between appearances
According to NASA the comet was Discovered on March 2, 2022, by astronomers using the Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-field survey camera at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, California.
The comet will make its closest pass to earth February 1 and February 2, around 26 to 27 million miles away, according to EarthSky.
The comet will become visible at around 6:49 p.m. EST on Wednesday (Feb. 1) when it will be 49 degrees over the northern horizon.it will then climb to its highest point in the sky, 58 degrees over the northern horizon, at around 9:46 p.m. EST. It will disappear in the dawn light at around 5:57 a.m. EST on Feb. 2 while at around 30 degrees over the horizon to the north.