Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques
A guide to Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques and pictures of the long-period celestial body.
Comet C/2014 E2 Jacques is a long-period comet with an orbital period of around 34,000 years.
It was discovered by Brazilian astronomers Cristóvão Jacques Lage de Faria, Eduardo Pimentel and João Ribeiro de Barros on the night of 13 March 2014 at the Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research (SONEAR).
C/2014 E2 Jacques passed closest to Earth on 28 August 2014, at 0.56 AU.
Below is a selection of images of the comet captured by astrophotographers and BBC Sky at Night Magazine readers.