Megacomet K2 caught on camera cruising by means of celestial equator

Comet C/2017 K2 PANSTARRS was captured on June 18, 2022 in constellation Ophiuchus at magnitude 9.7. (Image credit rating: John Chumack/galacticimages.com)

A megacomet glows in the dim in this lengthy-exposure graphic captured by an astrophotographer on June 18, before its closest tactic to Earth.

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), identified as K2, will swing by our earth on Wednesday (July 13) nearly twice as far away from Earth as our planet is from the sunshine. But the comet, which may well be much as 100 miles (160 kilometers) vast, is however spewing more than enough dust to display in the watch of telescopes.