Michiganders Preparing for Bright Comet Visible From Earth
Are you a general star gazer in spring time and summer time? Some star gazers actually have high powered telescopes to see all the things in space that are difficult to see in general.
It's one of those things many Michiganders find very fascinating. How about the possibility of seeing a bright comet visible from Earth for the first time since the Ice Age?
According to mlive.com:
Discovered less than a year ago in March 2022, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be making a relatively close approach to Earth in January and early February, coming within 28 million miles of our planet, according to Space.com. Based on the comet’s estimated orbit, experts say this is the first time it will have passed through our inner solar system in 50,000 years.
This is very cool. I don't own any high powered telescope, however, I do own a very nice set of binoculars. I'm sure that if I look in the right direction, I should be able to see this bright comet when the time is right.
Here's more from forbes.com:
After a journey of hundreds of billions of miles from the remote Oort Cloud to the inner solar system, comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will get closest to the Sun on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Before then it will be an early morning object, but after that date it will become visible all night long from the northern hemisphere ... hopefully.
If we miss the bright comet this month, then we still have all of February for another chance to witness comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF).