A dazzling green comet has stargazers thrilled in amazing photos

Green comet in a sea of stars


A brilliant green comet passing through the inner solar system has captivated astrophotographers and may even become visible to the unaided eye soon. 

The comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) is making its first trip near Earth since the Stone Age in late January and early February. It was last seen 50,000 years ago and won’t be seen again for millennia once it’s gone. The comet made its closest approach to the sun on Jan. 12 and will make its closest approach to Earth on Feb. 2.