What time will the huge comet K2 make its closest approach to Earth?

Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS), called K2 for short, is one of the farthest active comets ever spotted

This little world will whizz by our planet on July 13 at a relatively far distance.

The official time of closest approach will be 11:09 p.m. EDT (0309 GMT July 14),

the comet will be 1.8 astronomical units from the center of our planet,

 the comet will be a little far and faint, it's still an exciting time for astronomers

 It was spotted way back in 2017 in the outer solar system and is finally drawing near enough to Earth for amateurs to contemplate seeing

Some outlets, like EarthSky(opens in new tab), have predicted the comet might eventually get as bright as magnitude 7,

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