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    Comet ISON : coming to earth, and will appear bigger than a full moon

    Late this year Comet Ison will make a pass of our lovely planet. Comet Ison was only discovered in September 2012 and is classed as a 'sungrazing' comet.

    Around the 28th November 2013 Comet Ison will pass by Earth, so close that it will appear larger than a full moon. It should be visible no matter where you live on Earth. It is also possible that the comet will be visible during daylight hours, as well.

    It should start to become visible by August/September and be visible to the naked eye during October.

    There is a chance however that as Comet Ison passes by our Sun, at around 800,000 miles from the surface of the sun, that it could break up. If this happens we could be treated to a spectacular scene in December as the fragments of the comet become visible in our skies.

    More information, HERE
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    Yes Ive read about this one, looking forward to it
    Cheers David.

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    Wow can't wait, never seen a comet before...
    Cheers, Troy

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    From the information in the link you provided, it wont be bigger than a full moon - it will be BRIGHTER than the full moon. Should still be the most spectacular comet for some time.
    Cheers Simmo
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    Maybe a photo of the week competition could come from this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redback200 View Post
    Maybe a photo of the week competition could come from this.
    maybe!

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    Sounds good, even a non observer should see this one.
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    *happy dance*
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