A green comet approaches Earth after 50.000

In September, we will be able to observe a fascinating green comet called Nishimura on Earth, possibly coming from the Oort Cloud. This giant comet is compared to the famous Halley's Comet due to the length of its orbit and the time it will take to approach our planet again. Specialists are excited about this unique opportunity to witness such an impressive astronomical event.

This impressive meteorite, composed of gas, rock and dust, was discovered by the enthusiastic Japanese scientist Hideo Nishimura. This discovery was made while he was taking photographs and has become an important milestone for astronomy, generating great expectations for its future recognition.

Green mega comet: when and how to see the new star that passes by Earth

A celestial object approached Earth's orbit during August 15 and 16. Experts have determined that its brightness is magnitude 9,5, which means that it is visible without the need to use any special instrument.

However, Nishimura first observed the comet on the 11th of last month and explained that it is a body composed of ice and rocks. The exact size of the comet has not yet been determined, but it is possible that as it gets closer to Earth, we will be able to know its extent more precisely.

Over the next few days in September, its visibility is likely to increase significantly as it moves closer to the Sun and adopts a new orbit.

We will have the opportunity to observe Nishimura's Comet in the Southern Hemisphere during a specific period, ranging from September 20 to 25.

While tomorrow, September 8, in Europe it will be seen at its maximum magnitude 4,9. In any case, there will be other days to appreciate this astronomical phenomenon. On September 12, it will also be possible to see it clearly, since the comet will reach its maximum point with the Earth, being 125 million kilometers away.

What days and at what time will Nishimura's Comet be most visible?

Comets, those fascinating celestial bodies, originate in the coldest regions of the Solar System. When they approach Earth, the ice they contain inside transforms into water vapor and forms a spectacular trail of light along their trajectory. It is precisely that dazzling hair that gives them their name: kites.

As we told you, during this weekend, astronomy lovers in the northern hemisphere will have the opportunity to witness a fascinating space phenomenon. However, those in the Southern Hemispheres will have better visibility between September 20 and 25.

To get a better view of the space spectacle, it is important to direct our gaze toward the western horizon in the Southern Hemisphere during the early morning hours.

While in the Northern Hemisphere the best times to see the comet will be before dawn, and looking in the direction of the constellation of Leo. 

Unfortunately, this star is classified as a type C celestial body. These astronomical objects pass through our planetary system every hundreds or thousands of years. Therefore, he is not expected to return in the near future.

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