Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) reaches perihelion

A new comet will become visible late this month. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), discovered by the Zwicky Transient Facility on 2 March 2022 reached perihelion on January 12, 2023 and its closest approach to Earth will be on February 1, 2023. The comet is expected to get brighter than magnitude 6 and become a naked-eye object.

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