Comet Nishimura: What it is, when to see this once-in more than 400 years celestial show


Comet Nishimura, discovered on August 11, 2023, is currently moving towards Earth. It is speculated that the comet originates from the Oort cloud. It has an orbital period of around 437 years, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The comet will be visible with the naked eye on September 12, reaching its closest approach to Earth on September 13. It is expected to brighten to a magnitude of 1.8. The best time to view the comet is shortly before sunrise and right after sunset.

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