I have been wondering about Comet ISON ever since I first heard about it awhile back, and so have a lot astronomers. The reason everyone is wondering about it is because comets are on the unpredictable side. The path is predictable but the brightness is not. Some say it will be the brightest comet seen by anybody alive today. Now that is saying something!! I remember seeing a couple of pretty bright and large comets in my life and they were not very many years ago. There was Hale-Bopp, Hyakkutake, West, and a few more. Now they are predicting that comet ISON may outshine all the ones that I have seen before. That means it will be quite impressive, since some of the ones I have seen have been very bright.
It will be its brightest this coming Autumn, so we will just have to wait and see how bright it decides to be. Some say it will be as bright as a full moon. No, not as large, just as bright. Now, that would be spectacular but as I said before, they are unpredictable and seem to have a mind of their own. I, for one, am looking forward to seeing it at its brightest. Yes, of course I will let you know more about it as it gets closer to the sun. As my Granddad always said as we were driving off after visiting with him, "Keep looking upwards". And, have a great day, you hear?
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