Thursday, January 10, 2013

Heard of Comet ISON? You're going to...

Heard of Comet ISON? You're going to, and you're going to want to keep an eye out for it… will be brighter than the full moon at one point! Keep your eyes to the sky in November 2013.

"It's being called the "comet of the century" -- a dazzling astronomical display that may prove to be brighter than the full moon. Comet ISON may give us earthlings a "once-in-a-lifetime light show" if it appears in the sky in 2013, astronomer David Whitehouse wrote in The Independent.

The recently discovered object…is due to fly within 1.2 million miles (1.9 million km) from the center of the sun on November 28, 2013…

As the comet approaches, heat from the sun will vaporize ices in its body, creating what could be a spectacular tail that is visible in Earth's night sky without telescopes or even binoculars from about October 2013 through January 2014."



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