Rare opportunity to view a comet in the daylight predicted
Comet ISON, which is expected to put on a show around Thanksgiving, is the most anticipated comet since Hale-Bopp more than 16 years ago.
As it makes its way closer to the Sun, accelerating every second, we may all get a chance to look at it, and it could put on a great show in November. In fact, some say it will be worthy of the title “Comet of the Century.” Here are five things you should know:
1. We’re already getting some good pictures of it, and it should only get better
Comet ISON, formally known as “C/2012 S1 (ISON)”, was discovered by Vitali Nevski of Belarus and Artyom Novichonok of Russia in September of 2012. Since its detection, ISON has been getting closer and closer to Earth, and as such, is getting easier to spot with the right equipment. Although it’s not visible to the naked eye, yet, most expect it to be – at least at dusk and dawn.
Here is an early picture of the comet as it approaches, from October: