Naked-eye comet visits Earth for the first time since Neanderthals in 2023

As early as 2023, Earth will be visited by a newly discovered comet that may be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.

The comet named C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is currently passing through the inner Solar System. It will reach closest to the Sun, or perihelion, on January 12, and will then cross Earth between February 1 and February 2, making its closest pass to our planet, its perigee.



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