'Christmas Comet' 46P/Wirtanen: 5 stunning photos of the celestial phenomenon

Comet 46P/Wirtanen, also known as the "Christmas Comet," brightened the night sky this weekend, coming within 7.2 million miles of Earth on Sunday.

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Photographers flocked to social media to share their stunning shots of the celestial phenomenon. Here are some of our favorites:

2. Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

Photo by Kevin Palmer, @krp234, Twitter

3. Grand Mesa Observatory, Whitewater, Colorado

Photo by Tom Masterson, @transient_astro, Instagram

4. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, California

Photo by Jack Fusco, @jackfusco, Instagram

5. Ohrid, Macedonia

Photo by Stojan Stojanovski, @stojan2s, Instagram

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