Taken on Feb 6th, this image shows Comet ZTF's tail facing the other way because the Earth has passed the comet in our journey around the Sun. In a moment of amazing chance, at 31 million miles from Earth, these two comets, from our point of view, aligned almost together! Comet ZTF - meet Comet Atlas!
Roughly one month past Comet ZTF's closest approach to Earth, we take a parting look at this wonderful space wanderer. Now some 95 million miles from us, the comet still exhibits the huge greenish coma, however, the tail has diminished significantly and is hardly noticeable at the 8 o'clock position.