Discovered only in March of this year, Comet Jacques designated (C/2014 E2) was predicted to be one of the brighter comets of 2014. But we all know how that turns out with Comet ISON, formally known as C/2012 S1 which turned out to be disappointing.
Comet Jacques reached perihelion (its closest point to the Sun) on July 3rd 2014, passing Venus ten days later at a fairly close 7.9 million miles (12.7 million kilometres).
On August 28th, the comet made its closest approach to Earth at 52,415,761 miles (84.3m kilometres).
Although, still fairly faint, Comet Jacques is visible with just a keen eye (mk1) and a decent pair of binoculars. So go out and have a look….
How to find comet Jacques……