Monday, December 9, 2013
Now fragmented... Comet ISON is here
I somehow managed to miss the Science Channel special on Saturday, but YouTube is on fire with ISON videos of every type. Apparently the amazing above NASA video is from the initial flyby, where it later looped around the Sun closely, and was then broken and burned up quite a bit. The now dying comet is making it's way back again, and may be visible in the coming week... especially on the fifteenth. It appears that some of the debris will be heading into our atmosphere. So if you can stand sitting out on a clear cold night for an hour or two, you may see some of them burning up in the sky. The predawn hours are thought to be the best time for viewing.