OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: How to see once-in-a-lifetime green comet

Comet C/2022 E3 (Dan Bartlett/Nasa)
Comet C/2022 E3 (Dan Bartlett/Nasa)

A green comet is making its closest approach to Earth for the first time in about 50,000 years.

Tech & Science Daily podcast speaks with Dr Robert Massey, deputy executive director of the Royal Astronomical Society, who explains the best way to spot the celestial wonder.

The huge orbit of the comet, called C/2022 E3 (ZTF), comes closest to Earth - about 26 million miles - on 1st February but it will stay reasonably bright for up to a fortnight - and some skywatchers report seeing the spectacle with the naked eye, but you’ll get the best view with binoculars.

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