Projections indicate that newly discovered comet C/2021 O3 (Panstars), which is now approaching the interior of our solar system, will likely become bright enough to be seen with the naked eye shortly after sunset on the northwest horizon by spring 2022. An interesting comet’s orbit is: It appears in a parabola, which indicates that this comet has enough escape velocity to move away from the Sun’s gravity. Begins. Comet C/2021 O3 (Panstars) was first observed on July 26, 2021 by the 1.8-meter Pan Stars 1 telescope in Hawaii, and was found when it was 4.3 AU from the Sun — 643270844 km — (more than four times the distance on Earth). ). According to the Jeddah Astronomical Society, the comet is still very faint as it is observed from Earth, and the observation allowed calculating its orbit, as it will be at perihelion (the closest distance from the sun) around April 20 and 21, 2022. This will be followed by the closest distance of the comet to Earth in the period from 7 to May 9, 2022. The best chances of trying to detect comet C/2021 O3 (Panstars) will be in late April 2022 and will improve slightly by early May 2022. The comet will likely be visible to the naked eye, although this celestial visitor may be better observed with With binoculars, 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 close to the sun. Calculations indicate that the brightness can reach +7 or 6+, maybe even 5.5+, and perhaps the comet will become bright. Comets are very volatile and unpredictable. .
Comet brightness predictions in 2022
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