The green comet monopolizes all the spotlights in the world of astronomy. Scientists, experts in the exploration of the cosmos and space enthusiasts come together to see a practically once in a lifetime event.
According to scientific estimates, the green comet will be at its closest point to Earth, after 50,000 years. It is scientifically known as C/2022 E3 (ZTF).
It will be about 42 million kilometers away and will begin to be visible from the night of January 30. He will extend his visit until February 5, so there is time to enjoy this astronomical event.
The green comet will be visible to almost the entire northern hemisphere in countries like Mexico, United States, Spain, Venezuela and Colombia. But it will also be seen in territories of the southern hemisphere such as Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Ecuador, in the middle of Earth’s geographic center, will also be able to take a look at the comet.
It receives the colloquial name of green comet due to the color of the wake that it will leave in our firmament. How well do you know these celestial bodies are made up of dust, rocks and ice particles that, in their orbital journey, interact with the elements in space and thus register colors in our sight.
How to see the green comet in Mexico, Chile, Spain and the rest of the world
According to a report from The Republic, to locate the green comet you have to look to the right of the constellation Ursa Minor. That is, you look at the horizon in a northerly direction
The same portal mentioned shares the link of the SkyLive Online Planetarium in which the same platform guides you where to look.
In the northern hemisphere, the green comet should be visible just before dawn in late January.
It will be brightest on January 31 and February 1, although the Moon will be bright and the comet will be the faintest an object can be seen without optical aid in the sky. pic.twitter.com/OmXM11FExS
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Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, as part of the southern hemisphere, will have the green comet between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. each day from January 30 to February 5. Mexico, with a better radius and extension of time, will have it available from 07:30 at night until 06:00 in the morning.
In Spain, something similar to that of Mexico occurs, since as it is in the middle of winter the nights are longer and will last from 07:30 at night until 07:30 in the morning of the next day.