A comet last seen by cavemen is visible in our skies again this month.

Named C/2022 E3 (ZTF), the comet was discovered in March 2022 by the Zwicky Transient Facility which scans the sky and compares images to spot changes - such as an approaching comet.

It has an orbit of 50,000 years, meaning it was last seen by cavemen in the palaeolithic period.

The comet is moving into the inner solar system and will be closest to the earth on February 1.

During its closest approach, it will still be more than 40 million kilometres away.

It can currently be spotted but will continue to get brighter through the month.

Should the comet brighten, it will be visible to the naked eye at the end of the month.

If it does not then it can be spotted in the north sky through binoculars or a small telescope.

If you get a photo of the comet, we'd love to see it. Send your pictures to grace.piercy@archant.co.uk.