Track Comet ISON's Dramatic Buildup
Comet ISON image courtesy Damian Peach

Comet ISON has suddenly burst in magnitude as it speeds towards its close flyby of our Sun. What will happen next? Find out yourself with a few tips below!

The famed comet is now a naked eye object in dark skies, and a handy binocular object for those trying to spot the comet  who are surrounded by light pollution. Try to spot it around the star Spica, in the low East around an hour before dawn. The illustration below shows the path of the newly bright Comet ISON from November 13, 2013-November 21, 2013. Catch it quick! Comet ISON is rapidly speeding towards our Sun.

Can you see it moving against the stars as you spy it above the eastern horizon? Keep your eyes peeled! 

Path of Comet ISON for mid November

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