The comet often appears as a white flame in the night sky, but green is rare. Its glimpse is likely to be seen on Wednesday or Thursday of next week. It can also be viewed without binoculars or a telescope. Astronomers have said it will pass at a distance of 2.5 light minutes or 27 million miles from Earth. It is moving away from the Oort Cloud, a large ball of debris that surrounds our Solar System. The comet was discovered by astronomers Frank Masci and Bryce Bolin on March 2 of last year using the Zwicky Transient Facility. A comet is made of ice and dust. As it approaches the Sun, its ice and dust begin to evaporate.
It reached its closest point to the Sun on January 12, also known as its perihelion. According to reports, this comet will approach the Sun about 160 million kilometers. After this, it will move towards the earth and according to the estimates so far, it will be closest to our earth on February 2. It is said that when C/2022 E3 gets closer to the Sun, it can be seen with the help of the telescope. If it’s shining that brightly, then when it gets close to Earth, you’ll be able to see it at night without the aid of binoculars or a telescope.
According to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) of the US space agency NASA, the period of this comet is about 50,000 years. This means that the last time this comet came within 42 million kilometers of Earth, our planet was in the Paleolithic age. Right now this comet is passing through the inner solar system.