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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)

Date: January 13, 2023 - February 17, 2023

Time: 2:00 am - 6:00 am

Event Description

Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered by astronomers using last March. Since then the comet has brightened and is now sweeping across the northern constellation Corona Borealis in predawn skies. It’s still too dim to see without a telescope though. On a voyage through the inner Solar System comet 2022 E3 will be at perihelion, its closest to the Sun, in the new year on January 12 and at perigee, its closest to earth, on February 1. The brightness of comets is notoriously unpredictable, but by then C/2022 E3 (ZTF) could become only just visible to the eye in dark night skies.

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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF)
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