#Comet #ISON tracked and shot by Nasa’s Deep Impact Probe. Full majesty in November 2013 for us!
ALL about Comet C/2012 S1 ISON: The comet will pass approximately 1,100,000 kilometres (680,000 miles) above the Sun’s surface.
It will pass about 0.42 AU (63,000,000 km; 39,000,000 miles) from Earth on 26 December 2013.
Earth is expected to pass through the orbit of the comet on 14–15 January 2014, which may result in the creation of a meteor shower.
Around the time the comet reaches its perihelion on 28 November, it may become extremely bright if it remains intact, probably reaching a negative magnitude. It may briefly become brighter than the full Moon.
The name of the comet is simply, C/2012 S1. The addition of “(ISON)” after its name, merely identifies the organization where its discovery was made, the Russia-based International Scientific Optical Network.
(excerpts from Wikipedia)