Come November next year, you may be asking, “What’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? A plane?”
Well, the answer definitely isn’t Superman. It actually will be Ison – the comet of the century, that will be brighter than the moon, and predicted to be the biggest star for 2013.
Discovered by two Russian astronomers, this nighttime beauty will be visible to the unaided eye by late November, and will be in the same direction as the Sun while it’s tail acts like a searchlight above the horizon.
However, this nocturnal night light will only be passing by Earth as it ventures closer to the Sun before descending back into deep space in 2014. So it’s appearance may very well indeed be a once-in-a-lifetime show… so get your telescopes ready for the best view.
To read more about Ison, check out this great article.
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