ISON The Comet Of The Century

Dated: 11/28/2013

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 Well it’s Thanksgiving morning and the news is, it looks like the Comet ISON is going to survive it’s close encounter with Sun. Earlier this week it was feared it may burn through to the core and disintegrate . Although after soaring as close as 730,000 miles above the surface of the Sun as it reappeared after being blocked by most ground-based observations, it appears it has brighten. This giant cosmic snowball of frozen gases, rock and dust is estimated to have a nucleus that is 3 to 4 miles across, it is traveling in outer part of our solar system. When the comet gets close enough to the sun it produces a tail due to the warmth of the Sun. The tail spews gases and dirt that can stretch an estimated 57,000 miles, making it possible to be seen by the naked eye. The head of the comet is estimated to be 3100 miles across, or 20% larger than the width of Australia, according to the Hubble Space Telescope. ISON has the potential to be one of the brightest comets of the last 50 years. If ISON survives this close encounter with the Sun it will make its closest approach to Earth on December 26. You can follow ISON’s current status at http://www.isoncampaign.org/Present. Check out and observer’s to ISON’s light show at http://www.nbcnews.com/science/observers-guide-watching-comet-isons-light-show-sky-2D11648784 . Happy Stargazing…. Share your photos in the comments below and let us know where you were when you snapped that pix! Any ideas about the best viewing location Rockland County?? 
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Donna Podesta

I am an experienced Realtor working in the Greater Hudson Valley Region which includes both Rockland and Orange County. My goal is to make my client's real estate experience a happy one. Because succe....

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