Colorado Events January 20, 2023
For The First Time Since The Stone Age, Green Comets Will Fly Along The Skies Of Colorado
Colorado skies are a fantastic thing, thanks to our jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets and how pristinely clear they always seem to be. While our “average” skies are exciting enough on their own, they are about to become even more incredible, as for the first time since the Stone Age, green comets will be crossing our nighttime skies:
Slated to take place February 2nd, 2023, is the once-in-a-lifetime sighting of the green comet, C/2022 E3 (ZTF).
For the first time in an estimated 50,000+ years, the green comet will "only" be 26 million miles away, making it visible to the naked eye.
In the meantime, stargazers may be able to spot this rare phenomenon, as it has already started getting closer to earth.
To put its significance into perspective, the last time humans would have seen the green comet was in the time of the Neanderthals.
As its name suggests, the green comet should be bright green, although it is hard for scientists to say just how bright and vibrant it will be.
According to NASA, the comet should be visible in the pre-dawn skies just below the horizon.
Please note: While you should be able to see the comet with the naked eye, experts recommend viewing it with a telescope or binoculars.
To learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,
please visit Future US' website.
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