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A newly discovered green comet will appear for the first time in 50,000 years.

According to NASA, it will be closer to the sun on January 12. The skygazers should observe the northeastern horizon before midnight to spot it using telescopes and binoculars.

The comet was named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), its orbit around the sun travels through the outer reaches of the solar system, making its rotation take long, confirms the Planetary Society.

It can be differentiated from stars because of its glowing green coma, energized particles, and streaking tails.

The bright icy comet will be seen succeedingly between February 1 and 2, approximately 26 million miles away from the Earth. As it traverses, it will be seen close to the bright star Polaris also known as North Star.

For most of January, this comet will be observed through binoculars in the morning sky in the Northern Hemisphere, meanwhile on Southern Hemisphere it be can watched out for early February.

It was discovered by Astronomers last March 2, 2022, with the aid of Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-field survey camera during the observation at Palomar Observatory in San Diego Country California.