New Comet ISON Could Make Skywatchers' Year in 2013

The comet was discovered by two amateur astronomers in September.

Forget the Hunter's Moon in 2013.

Local skywatchers might get to see a spectacular Hunter's Comet — the newly discovered comet ISON.

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A NASA astronomer says ISON's fiery tail may be visible to those watching the night sky from October 2013 through January 2014.

And the comet may hover into view without the help of a telescope.

It all depends on whether the sun's heat vaporizes ices in the comet's body, scientists say in an article posted in the Huffington Post.

Comet ISON will fly within 1.2 million miles from the sun's center on Nov. 28, 2013, astronomer Donald Yeomans, head of NASA's Near Earth Object Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif, told the San Jose Mercury News.

If the comet makes it through the sun's heat the ISON could outshine the moon.

Last September two amateur astronomers from Russia discovered the comet.

The Huffington Post says Comet ISON's path resembles that of a 1680 comet. And that comet's tail was reportedly visible during the daytime.

2013 is set to become a two-comet year.

Comet Pan-STARRS is expected to hurtle past Earth in March.

Circulator Thirty-Eight January 07, 2013 at 06:20 PM
http://www.facebook.com/C2012S1 Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) Facebook Page
Nick LovesJesus January 07, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Prepare..."this great event will shock everyone. They will see great signs in the skies before The Warning takes place. Stars will clash with such impact that man will confuse the spectacle they see in the sky as being catastrophic. As these comets infuse a great red sky will result and the sign of my cross will be seen all over the world by everyone. Many will be frightened. But I say rejoice for you will see, for the first time in your lives, a truly Divine Sign that represents great news for sinners everywhere." For the entire message google TWO COMETS WILL COLLIDE
John Smith January 09, 2013 at 01:00 PM
http://great-comet.com/comet_ison_c2012_s1/comet_ison_large.php?image_id=27&week=2 You can calculate...


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