Comet ISON Approaching The Sweet Spot!

The awesome image below is from the Whoa. Take a Look at Comet ISON Now post on Universe Today. It’s one of the best images to date of Comet ISON in outburst, as it approaches the sun during its first ever loop through the inner solar system from the far reaches of the Oort Cloud:

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Comet 2012 S1 ISON in outburst, seen on November 15, 2013. Credit and copyright: Damian Peach.

That article also links back to their earlier See Comet ISON Fly through Earth’s Sky with this Awesome Interactive Simulator post, which contained a link to the Comet ISON flyby simulation by INOVE Space Models. To play around with this really cool tool, just click on this image:

Comet ISON Simulator

Use the “switch to Earth” button to get a view from your location.

For lots more information and photographs, visit Whoa. Take a Look at Comet ISON Now and See Comet ISON Fly through Earth’s Sky with this Awesome Interactive Simulator on Universe Today, and Everything you need to know: Comet ISON in 2013 on EarthSky Magazine.

This video was included in the EarthSky Magazine article:

In addition, I just saw an ad on Discovery Science Channel announcing their upcoming “Supercomet ISON 2013” program for Saturday, December 7th, at 10pm. Assuming it survives its swing around the sun on November 28th, the best views of Comet ISON should be in the days surrounding its December 26th closest approach to Earth. How’s that for historic resonance!!! 😉

I want ice water.

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