A comet that was discovered last March, Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will be visible to the naked eye as it passes by earth next month.
According to N.A.S.A, the comet that was discovered by astronomers last year at the Zwicky Transient Facility has brightened so much so that when on February 1, when it will be passing near earth and will be the closest to us, sky-watchers will be able to see it.
"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," N.A.S.A stated.
If one were to try and spot it now, its light is too faint to be seen without a telescope. The comet, travelling through the inner solar system is now sweeping across the northern constellation Corona Borealis. The comet has been classified as a long-period comet, meaning that it will take over 200 years to orbit the sun.
Send your news tips, story ideas, pictures, and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org