A rare green comet is passing through our solar system for the first time in 50,000 years, and over the weekend, bay area Stargazers might have the best chance of spotting it in the night sky.
Nicknamed C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet was the first discovered in orbit of Jupiter last March by astronomers Frank Masci and Bryce Bolin at the Palomar Observatory in San Diego County, and was named after the Zwicky Transient Facility where it was identified. The comet made its closest approach to the sun on January 1. 12, and is now on a path that will bring it closest to Earth, some 27 million miles away, on February 1. 2.
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