Green Comet Nishimura passed its closest point to Earth

Interestingly, Green Comet, Nishimura was discovered just a month ago and is about to make its closest approach to the sun by giving people in the northern hemisphere a great chance of sightseeing. You are required to read the article for more details and information about the same. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates.

Green Comet Nishimura

Green Comet Nishimura

Reportedly, this week,  observers in the northern hemisphere have the chance to spot a comet, its green tail glowing early in the morning as it approaches the sun. Comet Nishimura, or C/2023 P1, won’t be visible from the southern hemisphere until late October. However, Comet Nishimura will be visible in the mornings before sunrise until 17 September, when it will pass closest to the sun. The best time to look is early in the morning, but it will be impossible to see later in the week as it gets closer to the sun. After 17 September, if the comet survives passing close to the sun, it will be trickier to see in the northern hemisphere but might be visible from the southern hemisphere. You can witness the north-east around an hour before sunrise and the comet should be low in the sky.

Reportedly, in the constellation Leo, a stargazing app to work out exactly where it is from your location. If you can’t spot the comet without a visual aid, try looking with binoculars, through which you should be able to make out the shape of the comet’s tail. If you are looking with your naked eyes, it might just resemble a fuzzy blob. “The predictions are that it may just make naked eye visibility, but would be better seen with binoculars. Yes, his comet is rare as Comet Nishimura was discovered just a month ago by amateur astronomer Hideo Nishimura. This makes it quite rare – we usually have more warning between finding a comet and it becoming most visible in our skies.

Generally, though, comets visible to the naked eye aren’t especially rare and another green comet passed by Earth earlier this year. Therefore, this particular one takes 437 years to orbit the sun, so it won’t be back until the 25th century. Here’s why the comet appears green, it is because, The comet appears green because its coma, the gas surrounding the nucleus, contains a relatively rare kind of carbon gas called diatomic carbon, which consists of two carbon atoms bound together. For your information, a comet is a ball of ice and rock that orbit the sun from the Oort cloud and a region of the outer solar system.

Shreya Gupta

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