Comet ISON coming in 2013
Oct 01, 2012
Comet 2012 S1 is being called Comet ISON. Might this be "the sign of the Son of Man"?
If astronomers' early predictions hold true, the holidays next year may hold a glowing gift for stargazers—a superbright comet, just discovered streaking near Saturn....
"If it lives up to expectations, this comet may be one of the brightest in history," said Samra, of the H. R. MacMillan Space Centre in Vancouver, Canada....
Even with powerful telescopes, comet 2012 S1 (ISON) is now just a faint glow in the constellation Cancer. But the ball of ice and rocks might become visible to the naked eye for a few months in late 2013 and early 2014—perhaps outshining the moon, astronomers say.Current orbital predictions indicate the comet will look brightest to us in the weeks just after its closest approach to the sun, on November 28, 2013—if 2012 S1 survives the experience.
It looks like this comet will be brightest on the 20th anniversary of our Jubilee Prayer Campaign.