The green comet is the most recent thing we have in the field of space shows or events. We can see it with the naked eye in our firmament from January 30 to February 5. And therefore social networks are filled with messages with images of his passing.
Scientists, experts in the exploration of the cosmos and space enthusiasts come together to see a practically once in a lifetime event.
Much of Latin America will be able to appreciate it at night and early morning. 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.
Why does the green comet take that color?
According to a report on the website of the BBC in Spanishthe green appearance of this type of comet is not strange.
In fact, they qualify it as something normal because it is the product of the disintegration of a reactive molecule called dicarbon. That is, two carbon atoms joined by a double bond.
In addition, we see it in the photos with this same color since with digital cameras, this type of event becomes more sensitive to color.
In social networks we can already find photos and videos of the captured show, which we share below.
Check out the photo of the unusual green comet that was visible for the first time in 50,000 years.
It is about the passage of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), better known as the “green comet”, which approached Earth for the first time in 50,000 years. pic.twitter.com/UAOpsOJhT3
– Radio Acer Bolivia (@RedAcerOficial) February 2, 2023
🟡 The green comet, named C / 2022 E3 (ZTF), last seen 50,000 years ago, is revisiting our solar system and could be visible to the naked eye. It will pass closest to Earth in the first week of February. 🔭pic.twitter.com/FddDDGEOME
— Angel Guanuche (@gb_fabian) January 29, 2023
For those who missed this beautiful moment, here I bring you this brief photography compilation. This is how the Green Comet looked from different countries 😍💚
The first photograph was from Bogotá Colombia, the other photos are from different countries❤️#CometaVerde #Kite #CometZTF pic.twitter.com/h6e2Fn535z
— Andres Bertel (@AndresBertel_) February 1, 2023
This is how the “Green Comet” or C2022 E3 (ZTF) was seen from Sheerness, England this Wednesday. This will be the last time we humans will see him. It hurts that Buenos Aires has cloudy skies right now. pic.twitter.com/TJ1PAqk2x4
– Al Qantarat (@JuanNave) February 2, 2023
If you missed seeing the green comet last night, don’t worry, here are some very good images 🤩🤩
Remember that it passes every 50 thousand years on Earth. pic.twitter.com/VGOlU59Qmp
— Crazy X Astroscience (@LAstrociencia) February 2, 2023
THE GREEN COMET
C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
Nothing like climbing Cerro Tusa in the full light of the stars and finishing off watching a comet from its top, to measure how enormous the universe is,… 🧵 pic.twitter.com/EzjuFoPG2Y
— Sebas Calle Photography (@sebasmc_f) February 2, 2023
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.