Scientists at NASA identified a comet that is going to appear tonight for the first time in 50,000 years.

The green comet, known as C/2022 E3, tracks a wide orbit around the solar system and is reappearing for the first time in millennia.

It'll become visible to those using telescopes and binoculars tonight, at around midnight.

Any stargazers will need to look low at the northeastern portion of the sky, with the comet being near the north star.

Afterward, it's expected to last for the rest of the month, with the comet moving to the southern hemisphere in February.

Near the end of January, there's also a possibility that the comet will be so bright in the sky that it could be seen with the naked eye.