The Comet 46P/Wirtanen Will Be The Brightest In The Sky And For The Year 2018 On The 16Th Of December When It Makes Its Closest Approach (30 Times The Moon’s Distance) To Earth. The Comet is Said To Be Among The 10Th Closest Comet To Approach Earth Since 1950. And Is Said To Appear Once Every 5 Years.
Geminid meteor shower coincides with Comet 46P/Wirtanen – the brightest comet of the year – flying by Earth Sunday – CBS News
It’ll be 7.2 million miles away, but that still might be close enough to see with the naked eye – here’s when to catch it