A comet discovered in 2012 is now bright enough that it may be visible to the naked eye.

Grab your binoculars or a small telescope and head outside before sunrise now through November 22, and you may catch a glimpse of the comet ISON. 

According to NASA, the comet has increased 16 times its brightness in just a matter of 3 days. 

The big question is will the comet remain as bright as it approaches the sun on Thanksgiving Day? 


- Find an extremely dark place away from city lights, and look Southeast.

- It will likely be tough to see with the unaided eye, so you may want a pair of binoculars or an inexpensive telescope

-  You may not be able to see the tail on the comet, rather a coma with a sharp edge.  

- The brighter moon will interfere for a few days after the morning of Nov 15. 

Comet ISON will come within 800,000 miles of our sun’s surface on November 28. 

December, may be the best time to see the comet as it moves away from the sun. By then it may be visible in the morning AND evening sky.