March 20, 2023

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Comet brightness predictions for 2022

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The newly discovered comet C / 2021 O3 (Panstars), now approaching the interior of our solar system, is projected to become bright enough to be visible to the naked eye after sunset on the northwest horizon in the spring of 2022. An interesting thing is the comet’s orbit: it appears in a parabola, indicating that the comet has enough escape velocity to move away from the Sun’s gravitational pull. Start. Comet C / 2021 O3 (Panstars) was first observed by the 1.8-meter Pan Stars 1 telescope in Hawaii on July 26, 2021, and was 4.3 AU – 643270844 km – (more than four times the distance) from the Sun. On earth). According to the Jetta Astronomical Society, the comet is still very faint from being observed from Earth, and since it will be in the perihelion (the closest distance from the Sun) on April 20 and 21, 2022, it was allowed to calculate its orbit. This will be followed by the closest comet to Earth from May 7 to May 9, 2022. The best chances of trying to find the C / 2021 O3 (Panstars) comet will be in late April 2022. In early May 2022. The comet is visible to the naked eye, although this galaxy can be better observed through binoculars, and it is too early to know what to expect from this new comet, but one thing we do know is that the comet will be brighter when it is closer to the sun. Brightness can reach +7 or 6+, maybe even 5.5+, and calculations indicate that the comet will become brighter. Comets are very turbulent and unpredictable. .

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Comet brightness predictions for 2022

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