A unique green comet is predicted to fly by Earth on Wednesday.

If you see a green light in the sky on Wednesday night, do not worry, it is not aliens. A rare green comet is predicted to make its closest approach to Earth between Wednesday and Thursday, with a distance of 26 million miles, according to NASA and astronomers.

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Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) was discovered in March, when it was within the orbit of Jupiter. It is recognizable by its distinctive green hue.

Rare Green Comet To Make Closest Approach To Earth This Week

According to NASA scientists, the comet reached its closest point to the sun (perihelion) on January 12th. Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere were able to spot the comet at the start of the month, followed by the rest of the world a few weeks later.

Green comet - Last chance to see it is this week

NASA stated on its website on Tuesday that “The comet is now visible throughout the night from northern latitudes, but it will likely become more difficult to observe in the coming weeks.”

How to see the rare green comet on its once-in-a-lifetime pass by Earth

According to NASA, the last time the comet passed Earth was 50,000 years ago. It is expected to be near Mars about a week after its close approach to Earth, as indicated on astronomical charts.

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