A comet that hasn’t been seen for millennia: here’s how to observe it from Belgium
C/2022 E3 © Belga Image
Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) only approaches our planet once every 50,000 years, so take advantage of it! It will be visible from the Netherlands and Belgium on February 1, 2023. Its last passage over the Earth dates back to the period of Neanderthals, indicates RTBF.
According to Sky at Night Magazine, the comet was first spotted in March 2022.
A 30 minute timelapse of #comet C/2022 E3 ZTF crossing the northern sky. It’s very dark, made visible here by exposures of 4 seconds. pic.twitter.com/nMRvwakKmb
—Ross McLendon (@rossmclendon) January 21, 2023
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” Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but if this one continues its current trend in brightness, it will be easy to spot with binoculars, and it’s just possible it will become visible to the naked eye under dark skies. “says NASA on its blog.
This 1is February, to maximize your chances of seeing it, it is advisable to get away from the light pollution of cities and bring binoculars or a telescope. The comet will be located between Ursa Minor and Ursa Major. Don’t forget to take a sky map to find your way around!
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