Right now, Comet ISON is making that journey. It began its trip from the Oort cloud region of our solar system and is now travelling toward the sun. The comet will reach its closest approach to the sun on Thanksgiving Day -- Nov. 28, 2013 -- skimming just 730,000 miles above the sun’s surface.
An Astronomy Now columnist wrote in September 2012 that "if predictions hold true then Comet ISON will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history." As recently as October 2013, a Daily Mail columnist described Comet ISON as "the Comet of the Century" and said it was "hoped to be 15 times brighter than the Moon."
Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows yet. Stay up to date on EarthSky.
Comet ISON, a bright ball of frozen matter from the earliest days of the universe, was inbound from the Oort Cloud at the edge of the solar system and expected to pierce the Sun's corona on Nov. 28.
Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 07h 12m 22s and the Declination is +37° 34’ 01”. Below we show a sky chart showing where Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
Comet ISON was a sungrazing comet that was expected to put on a spectacular show in Earth's sky in late 2013. However, shortly after rounding the sun's far side on Nov. 28 (U.S. Thanksgiving), the ...
NASA has initiated a Comet ISON Observing Campaign to facilitate global observation of the sungrazing comet, incorporating both space-based and ground-based telescopes and encouraging citizen scientists and both professional and amateur astronomers to participate.
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The possible 'comet of the century' Comet ISON is now visible to the unaided eye according to many observers in dark areas of the world. Here's how to see it.
check out this interactive map ~ the above link will show you where comet ison is right now, and where it will be in november, december and january... category people & blogs;