.by Anura Guruge
We won’t see it in the Northern Hemisphere until next week. It would, of course, be better with binoculars or a small telescope. It, alas, is not going to be as bright as initially hoped.
But, this is only the teaser, the support act, for the main cometary event of the year — possibly the century. And I am here talking as one that saw and remembered C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) in 1997.
The BIG ONE will be around Thanksgiving/Hanukkah 2013. C/2012 S1 (ISON). That will be a show. Mark my word.