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Green comet live feed: Stargazers can still see the C/2022 E3 (ZTF) in the sky close to Earth

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Watch the "Green Comet" C/2022 E3 (ZTF) as it passes Earth

Star-gazers across the planet will be looking skywards in a bid to to see the comet, known as C/2022 E3 (ZTF), which was discovered last year by researchers from the Zwicky Transient Facility. The distinctive green-hued comet with a visible rare antitail is passing close to the earth this week for the first time in 50,000 years.

If you want to check it out for yourself NASA suggest that onlookers use either a telescope or binoculars to get a good look at the astronomical marvel. In the United States the comet will be most visible shortly before dawn and tonight could be your last chance to see the phenomenon.

Neanderthal green comet over Stonehenge

A shot of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) over Stonehenge which wouldn't be built for around another 45,000 years after the last time it passed by our planet.
When and where can you see the green comet from the United States?


When and where can you see the green comet from the United States?

This week is likely to be your best chance to get a good look at C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet with a unique green colouring. The hue is likely caused by the presence of diatomic carbon. Due to a number of complex physical interactions the head of the comet appears green, but the tail doesn’t.

The path of the comet has been tracked by NASA, allowing people to follow its progress. It was visible in a few places in January, but early February is the best time to witness history in the night's sky. 

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What gives the green comet its colour?

Comet C/2022 E3 has drawn so many star-gazers out this week due, in large part, to its distinct green colouring that sets it out from the rest of the night's sky. But what gives the green comet its unique colouring? NBC News correspondent Tom Costello explains...

How clear is the green comet?

Star-gazers have been out in force this week, all seeking to get a peak of an astonishing green comet that is making its once-every-45,000-years trip through our solar system. The rare spectacle was photographed by Nelson in Lackawanna State Park last night, capturing both the greenish hue and distinctive anti-tail.

Welcome to AS USA: Green Comet Live

If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the rare Green Comet tonight, this is the place to be. We'll have live stream footage of the astronomical marvel, as well as photos and videos from onlookers across the country.

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