A colorful celestial event awaits UAE residents tonight

A colorful celestial event awaits UAE residents tonight

UAE residents can witness an exciting celestial phenomenon tonight as a comet will cast a bright green glow in the skies. The phenomenon can be observed tonight and also early tomorrow morning. The comet comprises a mix of water, gases and dust and acquires its distinctive tailed shape when it nears the sun.

The comet which has been named Comet 21P, has kindled interest among stargazers. The Dubai Astronomy Group will be thus also conducting a stargazing party tonight. The event will continue till tomorrow morning and will be a great opportunity for stargazers to observe the celestial spectacle.  The party will be held at Al Qudra from 9 pm to 4 am.

The comet resembles a fuzzy ball since it is very small and can be viewed best through a telescope or binoculars. Though it will not be visibly green, but one can make out the greenish hue if carrying out the viewing from a dark spot. This September, the comet was lingering closest to the earth. It will continue to be visible through this month and can be seen even before sunrise in the wee hours of dawn.