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NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 21 January 2023: Comet ZTF in all its glory!

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The rare green comet, which is heading for a rendezvous with Earth soon, is all over the news! This rare comet C2022 E3 ZTF was at perihelion, its closest to the Sun, on January 12.

What makes it an interesting celestial object is that it makes a once-in-50000-year appearance. But don't worry, Perigee, which is the comet's closest approach to our Earth, will be on February 1.

It is a golden opportunity to watch it. Today, it has been shared by NASA as its Astronomy Picture of the Day.“Comet C/2022E3 (ZTF) is no longer too dim to require a telescope for viewing.

By January 19, it could just be seen with the naked eye in this rural sky with little light pollution from a location about 20 kilometers from Salamanca, Spain,” NASA explained about the image of Comet ZTF.

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