A new year, a new comet to see

December 27th, 2012 at 8:30 am by under Weather

Comets can produce great sights in the sky. This image of Comet C/2001 Q4 (NEAT) was taken at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Ariz. in 2004. (Image Credit: NASA)

While we’re wrapping up 2012 now, in this blog post we’re already looking ahead toward the end of 2013.  That’s when we might see one of the brightest comets in hundreds of years move across the sky.

In fact, TIME is dubbing it as being, perhaps, the “Comet of the Century.”  The TIME article is very informative, pointing out the reasons why this comet has the potential to deliver a great show.

According to TIME, the comet, that may be seen from Earth’s northern hemisphere in December 2013/January 2014, is known as comet ISON and was discovered by two amateur astronomers from Belarus and Russia.

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