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A Comet Seen Once In 50,000 Years Was Spotted From The Abu Dhabi Desert Today

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A Comet Seen Once In 50,000 Years Was Spotted From The Abu Dhabi Desert Today

The International Astronomy Centre (IAC) reported spotting a once-in-a-lifetime comet in the Abu Dhabi desert at dawn on Saturday.

According to a tweet from the center, Comet 2022 E3 (ZTF) appeared as a speck with a dust tail and a magnitude of 6.5. The tail of the comet was seen opposite the sun at a 307-degree angle.

According to NASA, the comet will be closest to the sun on January 12.

50,000 years have passed since this celestial object passed Earth – watch the sighting footage below:

If you want to catch the sighting, you may still be able to catch it on February 1

Residents of the UAE who missed the sight earlier today still have the opportunity to catch it on February 1 when it comes closest to Earth. Until February 5, it should still be visible, according to experts.

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