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Green comet will appear for the first time in 50,000 years late Thursday

You might want to invest in a telescope or binoculars by late Thursday night to see a recently discovered green comet that last appeared 50,000 years ago.  According to CNN, the comet was discovered by astronomers using a Zwicky Transient Facility’s wide-field survey camera in San Diego, California, on March 2, 2022. Door County Astronomical Society President Dave Lenius says the comet will be low in the northeastern horizon of the sky and should be visible if Mother Nature cooperates.

 

 

According to NASA, the comet should be visible through binoculars in the morning sky in the Northern Hemisphere through the end of January.  Lenius notes that the next viewing night at the Door County Astronomy Center off Cove Road in Sturgeon Bay is Saturday, January 21. There will be Planetarium shows, and the new CDK400 telescope will be operational for people to use if the skies are clear.

 

Photo released by NASA:  Dan Bartlett/AFP/NASA/Getty Images    

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