Comet K2 reaches closest point to Earth this thursday

Celestial body cannot be seen with the naked eye; to observe it, you will need to use telescopes or telescopes

One of the most distant active comets from Earth will reach its maximum point of approach to the planet this Thursday (14.Jul.2022).

Located in the constellation of Ophiuchus, comet K2 will reach about 270 million kilometers from our planet.📷📷

The comet’s closest approach to the Sun, which is called perihelion, will be in December 2022.

According to the National Observatory, K2 will not be visible to the naked eye, but it will still be possible to observe it.

It can be observed with the use of small telescopes or even with telescopes, as long as the observer is in places with little light pollution, that is, darker places.”, explained the researcher from the observatory Marçal Evangelista Santana.