Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) can be observed with the naked eye when it passes closest to Earth in January and February 2023 after 50,000 years..
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) in this image by John Chumack.
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) in photo by John Chumack. (Photo: John Chumack).
Photographer John Chumack of GalacticImages. com on January 7 to take photos Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) in the night sky over Yellow Springs, Ohio. According to Chumack, this comet is so bright that the green head and tail are clearly visible. Astronomy enthusiasts will be able to observe C/2022 E3 (ZFT) until February this year.
Without looking through a telescope, Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) appears bluer and fainter in the sky than it actually is. According to Space, he has two tails, an extremely long tail with a characteristic green color as shown in recent photos. The comet’s head is also blue because it contains dicarbon, a chemical made from two carbon atoms bonded together. This chemical process mainly occurs only at the tip of the comet.
Theo NPR, Comets are frozen clumps of gas, rock and dust. However, as they get closer to the Sun and heat up, they transform into cosmic objects that spew gas and dust, giving them the characteristic appearance of a glowing core and a long tail like to a flame. Comets typically produce two types of tails, one consisting mainly of gas and the other consisting mainly of dust. Dust trails are more visible than gas trails because dust reflects sunlight well. The gas tail is burned by ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, causing it to glow like phosphorescence.
C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was first discovered in 2022 by the Schmidt Telescope at the Zwicky Transient Facility on Mount Palomar. At that time, it was located in the constellation Aquila, 5 times further from the Sun than from Earth. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be located in the constellation Camelopardalis on the evening of February 1.
According to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) has a period of approximately 50,000 years. This means that before reaching approximately 160 million kilometers from the Sun on January 12 and 42 million kilometers from Earth on February 2, the last time it flew this close was in the Paleolithic period.
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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZFT) can be seen with the naked eye when it passes closest to Earth in January and February 2023 after 50,000 years. Comet C/2022 E3…