Conn. (WTNH) — Don’t forget to look up at the sky Saturday night.

For the first time in 50,000 years, Connecticut residents will have the chance to see something a little different in the night sky. A comet named “C/2022 E3 (ZTF),” which gives off a green light, will be visible in the sky.

The comet is making its closest appearance to the sun, known as perihelion. It’ll also make its closest approach to Earth, or its perigee, on February 2 when it passes the planet at 26 million miles.

According to, the comet has not been visible on Earth since the last ice age.

NASA noted that the brightness of the comet is “notoriously unpredictable,” and as of right now, there’s no certainty that the comet will continue to make a strong, visible appearance. However, NASA said the comet has grown significantly brighter since December, so stargazers may have a chance to catch a glimpse.

So, how do you spot the green comet?

The comet will be visible in the morning sky throughout January, specifically on Saturday, January 21 during the new moon phase when the sky is dark.

Connecticut residents should face the northeastern horizon when stargazing. For best results, use either binoculars or a telescope.