Rare comet that passes every 50,000 years will be visible from Tijuana

Experts recommend binoculars and a clear view

The comet known as C/2022 E3 is coming closer to Earth this month, and the best thing about it is that you will be able to see it without using a telescope, according to astronomers. It should be noted that this comet approaches Earth from very far away.

According to Joe Pineda of the Denver Astronomical Society , “As the comet gets closer to the sun, it has a tendency to boil off some of the gasses and water and various things, and that gives it the coma, the halo around the nucleus, and the tail. The tail tends to be pointing away from the sun”.

Another very important thing to know is that this comet hasn’t passed Earth since 50,000 years ago, as this is its orbital period. If you’re wondering when it will start being visible, it will be at the end of January and early February.

In addition, to see this celestial show, experts recommend binoculars and a clear view. It should be noted that these types of comets are unpredictable and could even break apart, although it is not expected that this happens to this particular comet.

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