The chance to see comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) close to Earth is coming to an end this weekend in Brazil. Nicknamed the green comet, because of the color of its tail, it began its closest approach to our planet in February, at about 42 million kilometers, in what could be its last visit.
This Friday (10) and during the weekend it is still possible to observe it with the help of some techniques, such as the use of long exposure cameras, binoculars and telescopes. Last week, the comet was very “low” on the horizon. It is now higher and closer to Mars in the sky.
Another option is to participate in an observation event organized by universities and astronomy laboratories. Check in-person and remote events for observing the green comet. Remembering that if the weather is cloudy, in-person events may be cancelled.
The USP Science and Technology Park, in Água Funda, promotes observation this Friday, with free admission. It is necessary to arrive at the place between 17:00 and 18:00, the time the event begins. There will be equipment and monitoring for visitors.
Address: Avenida Miguel Estefno, 4200, Água Funda.
When: this Friday (10), from 18 pm. Arrival between 5pm and 6pm, parking on site.
At Ibirapuera Park, there will be an observation event at Rosa dos Ventos, free of charge, and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Address: Ibirapuera Park – Gate 8. Avenida República do Líbano, s/n, Ibirapuera
When: this Friday, between 19h and 21h.
The Science Center and Planetarium of Pará, of the University of the State of Pará, holds another day of observation of the comet in Belém this Friday. Admission is free, and the success of the observation is subject to visibility conditions.
Address: av. Augusto Montenegro, s/n – Km 03 – Mangueirão, Belém.
When: this Friday (10), from 19 pm.
The Gaturamo Astronomical Observatory, of the Federal University of Espírito Santo, is holding another day of free observation of the comet this Friday. The event takes place at the observatory, located on the Goiabeiras campus, from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Address: av. Fernando Ferrari, 514 – Goiabeiras, Vitória.
When: this Friday from 7pm to 9pm.
The observation activities take place until next Sunday (12) at the Albert Einstein Municipal Astronomical Park E=mc2, in Criciúma. With free admission, the events always start at 8 pm, with a lecture. Then it’s time to “hunt” the comet out into space using the telescopes on site.
Address: r. Aristides Bolan, 64 – Mina Brasil, Criciúma.
When: from this Friday until Sunday, at 20h.
For those who are not going to face-to-face events, there will be a commented broadcast from the National Observatory this Saturday (11), on the institution’s YouTube channel.
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