Rare comet to make appearance for first time in 50,000 years

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Source: Dan Bartlett/NASA via CNN Newsource

(CNN) – NASA says a glowing green comet will make an appearance for the first time in 50,000 years.

It will have streaking tails of dust and could appear fuzzy.

The comet will be closest to the sun on Thursday and closest to Earth between Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.

NASA says sky gazers in the northern hemisphere should be able to see the comet in the morning sky throughout January.

People in the southern hemisphere should be able to see it in early February.

The comet was first discovered last March.