posted on Nov, 24 2013 @ 06:27 PM
Comet ISON will skim just 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) above the solar surface on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 28. less than the actual solar
diameter. In other words, another sun wouldn't fit in the missed distance.
Should it survive, would be visible with the naked eye through December, at least from the Northern Hemisphere.
Discernible at times in November with ordinary binoculars and occasionally even just the naked eye.
But the best is, potentially, yet to come.
By last Thursday, with just a week to go, it had accelerated to 150,000 mph.
By the time ISON slingshots around the sun, it will be moving at a mind-boggling 828,000 mph.
edit on 24-11-2013 by MariaLida because: (no reason given)