The brightest comet of 2018 whizzing land just after the peak of the Geminid meteor shower. Comet 46P / Wirtanen will be closest to Earth on December 16, according to EarthSky, and is currently the brightest comet in the sky. The comet will come who have come since 1950 closer to Earth in about 7 million miles Earth, putting it among the 10 comets, according to the University of Maryland Department of Astronomy. Comet 46P / Wirtanen appears in the sky as it orbits the Sun about every five years. According to the University of Maryland, its brightness varies with each approach and 2018 is a particularly good year to try to the naked eye comet. Astronomers eager to capture the comet passing through the sky, will be able to see from anywhere in the world, on December 16 Here are some tips to see the comet 46P / Wirtanen. Try to find an area without a lot of light pollution for the clearest view. The darker the sky, the better. Websites like Dark Sky Finder and timeanddate you can find a good place and the best time to see the comet. It may not be out in time? The Virtual Telescope project will flow to the passage of the comet. Keep your eyes peeled for a fuzzy, sort of dim object. The comet will melt a bit ‘as he goes the sun, to give away a cloudy green tone. Do not expect to see the tail of the comet. Unlike other comets to produce long distances tent, the shape of streaks in the sky, the comet 46P hard to see a faint tail will likely have.