A giant comet will fly past Earth tonight. This is how you see it live.

One of the most distant active comets ever sighted is making its closest approach to Earth today, July 14, and you can follow the action live online.

comet (opens in new tab) C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), or K2 for short, is finally making its way to Earth after being first spotted in the outer reaches of the Solar System by the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (PanSTARRS) in 2017. At the time, K2 was thought to be the am most distant active comet ever discovered, although surpassed by a distant megacomet named Comet Bernardinelli-Bernstein (opens in new tab) last year. K2 makes its closest approach (opens in new tab) to our planet on July 14, passing 168 million miles (270 million kilometers) from Earth (beyond the orbit of Mars).

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