‘Comet of the Century’ ISON coming into view this week

By on November 7, 2013

It could be the brightest comet in decades, or even centuries, and it’s coming to visit for the holidays. It might also fizzle out.

There are high hopes for Comet ISON, which will pass the sun this month and could put on a spectacular show in the sky in the process. The comet, making its virgin journey around our star from the Oort Cloud right now, could be one of the brightest comets to be observed from Earth in many decades, if not longer, or perhaps ever.

Or, ISON could melt down, break apart, and fizzle away into darkness at any moment as it comes ever closer to grazing the surface of our friendly neighborhood massive fireball.

Whether ISON delights or disappoints, it’s certain to be the most observed comet in human history. Aside from images already captured by the space agencies’ big-boy telescopes like the one from Hubble above, NASA is also encouraging and assisting anyone with lenses — be they in telescopes, binoculars, or eyeballs — who wants to capture the icy rock’s journey around the sun.

In short, Comet ISON is setting a new bar for interstellar paparazzi — it’s kind of like stalking your favorite Deep Space Nine character at Comic-Con. And as of right about now, you can start getting in on the mass comet-stalking meme.

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  • Laurettecanada

    It’s supposed to be brightest on the Jewish Festival of Lights. Interesting.

    • truthlover

      Yes, Laurette, I would agree that that fact is extremely interesting. Are you quite familiar with Jewish things in general?

      • Laurettecanada

        I am not an expert but I know that Israel is God’s timepiece. I have done a recording on the Jewish Feast Days. Four of them have been fulfilled right on time in the New Testament. There are three left to be fulfilled. The blood moons expected in 2014-2015 are something to keep a watch on. This tetrad will fall on the Jewish Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles. It won’t happen again for another 1000 years. We do ourselves a great disservice if we fail to study the O.T. What many people don’t understand: The O.T. is the N.T. concealed and the N.T. is the O.T. revealed. God is Sovereign and He tells us so much in His Word that we fail to see when we just leave it on the shelf. Blessings

        • Keith Ola

          There was a price paid for ignorance of Messiah’s first coming-how much more for the 2nd?
          Luk 19:41
          And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
          Luk 19:42
          Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
          Luk 19:43
          For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
          Luk 19:44
          And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

  • truthlover

    I like the progression in the opening paragraphs from decade to century to ever, which progression may be intentionally part of the general humor of those paragraphs.
    Let me be the first (apparently, for this article) to point out the word “virgin”. ISON’s “virginity”is related to the mentioned Oort Cloud and I don’t remember enough about the Oort Cloud for a sufficient evaluation of the two references. Hopefully I can identify time in the near future to research the Oort Cloud again.

  • Stephen Persaud

    duck and cover

  • Enki-Ea

    What was Niburu in the days of Noah, and was the Star of Bethlehem, and is now the celestial events of today.

    • I Believe

      The Noahic comet came in 1997 called Hale-Bopp. However, ISON could be second part of the Numbers 24:17 prophesy – the “sceptre arising out of Israel” Numbers 24:17 foretells of the first coming of Messiah Ben Joseph (star from Jacob celestial sign) and the second coming of the Messiah Ben David (sceptre arising, ie comet) this sign with the 2014-15 Blood moons on Passover and Tabernacles, possible 70th Jubilee in 2015, the solar eclipses on the civil and religious Jewish New Years in 2015, etc. Many reasons to be to watching.

  • http://codybateman.org/ ★ William Cody Bateman ★

    Are there aliens lurking behind it? Just wondering…. ;)

    • Enki-Ea

      No, we are right here. :)

      • http://codybateman.org/ ★ William Cody Bateman ★