Brilliantly bright comet to appear November next year
A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013.
Coming within a distance of of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of an object that will dazzle the eye at up to magnitude â€”16. That’s far brighter than the full Moon. If predictions hold true then C/2012 S1 will certainly be one of the greatest comets in human history, far outshining the memorable Comet Hale-Bopp of 1997 and very likely to outdo the long-awaited Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) which is set to stun in March 2013.
Following its peak brightness in late November it will remain visible without optical aid until mid-January 2014.