See the closest comet to the Sun on Thursday (January 12)

See the closest comet to the Sun on Thursday (January 12)

See the closest comet to the Sun on Thursday (January 12)

On Thursday (January 12), the comet, which has not visited Earth or the inner solar system since the last ice age, will reach its point closest to the Sun, also known as perihelion.

The comet, designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF), will approach within about 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) of the sun. After perihelion, the comet will then move towards Earth, approaching our planet, its perigee on February 2, when it will pass within 26 million miles (42 million kilometers) of us.

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