The last time it passed near Earth was 50,000 years ago. In the middle of the Ice Age, it is not certain that the Neanderthals who then lived in Europe (and probably the first Sapiens) noticed its appearance in the sky.
But today, the eyes of all amateur astronomers — and even those of some professionals — are on her. She is the cometcomet called C/2022 E3 (ZTF). And we have the social networkssocial networks to allow lovers of beautiful photos to share with us their most incredible images of this starstar green (re)came from the limits of our solar system.
Some choose to work on their images to sublimate them a little more.
Others take full advantage of an incredibly clear sky and an exceptional view of theUniverseUniverse to enhance their photo of comet ZTF.
And still others who choose not to zoom in too much on the comet, but take care of their background.
There are also those who take advantage of these wonderful images to detail theanatomyanatomy of comet ZTF.
And show how the tail of a comet can disconnect under the effect of the solar wind. Or how what astronomersastronomers call an anti-tail (anti-tail) can appear at the front of a comet.
Remember that comet ZTF can be observed for a few more days from the duskdusk and until sunrise SoleilSoleil. It migrates little by little into the Little Dipper and its North StarNorth Star. On January 30, the amazing green comet will enter the constellationconstellation from GiraffeGiraffe. On February 3, it will be closest to Earth, just 42 million kilometers away.
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