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These comets have also caused a stir

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C/2022 E3 on approach

These comets have also caused a stir

Earth is visited by C/2022 E3. With a bit of luck, the spectacle can even be observed with the naked eye. Blick shows which other comets have been seen in the sky in recent decades.


The Last Brighter Comet: Neowise became visible in July 2020.


George NopperEditor News

Comets that are visible to the naked eye from Earth do not appear every year. Now comet C/2022 E3 (ZET) is showing up in the sky between January 12th and February 11th. This will probably be visible at least with binoculars, with a bit of luck even without. It is difficult to predict how the brightness of a comet and the size of its tail will develop. Visibility depends, among other things, on the size of the comet’s nucleus and the distances to the sun and earth.

What is certain, however, is that C/2022 E3 is one of the brighter of its kind seen recently. Blick shows which other comets have caused a stir in recent decades:

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