Green Comet 2023 After 50,000 years a green comet will appear in the night sky. This is the first time after 50,000 years.
Discovered on March 2, 2022 by astronomers transient survey camera at the San diego, California.
The green comet will be closest to the planet Sun on January 12, 2023.’
Green Comet 2023
The comet has its own orbit around the planet sun that passes through the outer of the solar system, this will take a long journey and a long time.
In the morning sky through binoculars we should see the comet in the Northern Hemisphere during the month of January and in the Southern Hemisphere in February.
The comet can be distinguished from stars by its tails of dust and particles, as well as glowing green commas appearing around it.
When can i see Green Comet 2023?
The coma is the outer part of the comet as it is close to the Sun.
This time a newly-discovered green comet is close to the planet Earth and it may be visible to the normal eye without binoculars.
This comet is sighted in March 2022 according to NASA. It is closest to the planet Sun on January 12, 2023. It will pass Earth at a distance of 26.4 million miles on the date of February 2, 2023 said by NASA.
If we want to see the comet again then we would wait another 50,000 years, experts say.
Northern and Southern Hemisphere
This comet will be seen in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere part. People in the Northern Hemisphere will be able to see the comet through binoculars or small telescopes in the month of January.
People in the Southern Hemisphere will be able to see the green comet in the month of February, NASA said.
In the clear sky only we will see the comet in the sky.This January and February is the only time in the history that humans will be able to see the comet from the Earth.
What is Green Comet?
A comet is made up of frozen gas, rock and dust. When a comet comes close to the sun, it heats up the gasses and dust into the mass that will look like a coma which is the outer part of the comet. This will appear in the sky with a long tail. Generally this comet is in the green color because it has the compounds like cyanogen and carbon that give the color green.
Special About this Green Comet
Fact that this green comet 2023 has been seen in 50,000 years is a rare occurrence. This may be the last time we see this comet again. It will return very long or never return because it is a parabolic orbit not a closed orbit.
This comet will be seen in the months of January and February 2023.
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Ken Meade says
Real good location description, “in the sky”.