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What is Nishimura comet comes close once in 437 years when and how to watch

What is Nishimura comet comes close once in 437 years when and how to watch
Written by Manoj Kadam
What is Nishimura comet comes close once in 437 years when and how to watch

What is Nishimura comet comes close once in 437 years when and how to watch

A special opportunity is coming for those interested in the events taking place in the sky. On September 12, a comet will be visible in the sky with the naked eye. The name of the comet is Nishimura. Astronomers got information about this for the first time last month on August 11. The comet is named after amateur astronomer Hideo Nishimura. He was the one who discovered it last month. It is said that this comet comes close to the Earth once in 437 years.

This ball of blazing light is moving towards the Earth. Reports claim that it can still be visible with the help of binoculars. Astronomers believe that Nishimura originated in the Oort cloud located in the far reaches of our solar system. It is considered to be an area of ​​many icy objects.

Astronomers believe that Nishimura comet will soon revolve around the Sun and during this time it will also come close to the Earth. Later it will go to distant space. The scientific name of Nishimura Comet is C/2023 P1. It will pass closest to the Sun on September 17. Before that, it can reach closest to the Earth on September 13 and can become visible from September 12 itself.

Scientists say that the orbital period of Nishimura comet is 437 years. That means after September 12, this comet will come close to the Earth in the next 437 years. From 12 to 18 September, Nishimura can be discovered without the help of any telescope. During this period the brightness of the comet may increase further.

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The best time to witness such events is from sunset to sunrise. The deeper and darker the night, the greater the chances of seeing the comet and its brightness.

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