Colorado Skies Will Show Green Comet For First Time In 50,000 Years
Get ready to see something that hasn't been seen in the skies above Colorado and beyond in over 50,000 years. The "green comet" will again be visible so you just might be able to catch a glimpse.
Green Comet To Be Seen For The First Time In Over 50,000 Years
If you're a lover of all things outer space, or maybe you love starring at the stars over our beautiful Colorado skies, the news of the green comet being visible for the first time since the stone age, has you highly excited. Seeing something like this is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and if you miss it, odds are you won't be around for the next one if the cycle is another 50,000 years.
When Can You See The Green Comet?
The folks at the Planetary Society are reporting that the green comet or C/2022 E3 (ZFT), will reach its closest point to the sun, or its "perihelion," tomorrow, January 12th, 2023. That means it'll be within 100 million miles of the sun. It is projected that by between February 1st and 2nd, the green comet will only be about 26 million miles away and could be visible with a simple pair of binoculars.
Better views of this solar system wonder will come through a telescope, otherwise, it may appear to just be a green-colored smudge. You can tell the comet from the other stars by its green color, and tails of dust. Since we're in the Northern Hemisphere, our odds of seeing this historic sight are pretty decent depending on how the comet continues to brighten during its journey over our skies. The comet was discovered at the Zwicky Transient facility back in March of 2022.