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Comet Appears Tonight (If Clouds Cooperate)


 A comet with a greenish glow will make its closest approach to Earth in 50,000 years overnight tonight.


 The comet, known as C/2022 E3, will come within 26.4 million miles of Earth. EarthSky says the comet will pass between Mars and Earth, traveling at around 128,500 mph.


 Viewers in the Northern Hemisphere who have a clear view of the night sky will be able to spot the comet without a telescope. If you're unable to get to a place with clear skies, however, you can still catch the action by tuning into the Virtual Telescope Project's live stream of the event, which will start at 10:00 p.m. CST.

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