Phenomenal images taken of 2021's best comet that's passing Earth now

The brightest comet of 2021 is currently passing by Earth in a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event that you can see from home.

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Published Mon, Dec 13 2021 12:33 AM CST   |   Updated Thu, Jan 6 2022 2:35 AM CST

Sky-watchers around the world will be able to see Comet Leonard safely pass by Earth in a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event.

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Comet Leonard or C/2021 A1 was first discovered in January 2021 by astronomer and research specialist Gregory J. Leonard. The comet has been making a 35,000-year journey towards the Sun and will soon be making its closest approach to Earth on December 13. After Leonard makes passes Earth, it will make its closest approach with Venus on December 18.

During the two aforementioned dates is the best time to view Leonard, which will be found just below the Bigger Dipper constellation and the star Arcturus. It's recommended that if you are planning on viewing Leonard, to come equipped with a decent pair of binoculars as the comet will be difficult to locate depending on weather conditions and visibility from your location. The below images were captured by photographers based in the UK and Texas.

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Read more: How and where you can see once-in-a-lifetime comet Leonard pass Earth

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Will Leverett from Llano County, Texas

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James Billings in the U.K.

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