Comet brighter than the moon

Keep your eyes open this year for a comet that it's predicted will be fifteen times brighter than the moon. The astronomical visitor will visible during daylight and has been named Comet Ison. It's one of two comets visible from earth next year.

Super bright comet visible in daylight

Comets are believable to date back to the start of the universe Credit: NASA

Groups such as the Newbury Astronomical Society are eagerly awaiting Comet Ison's arrival in November 2013. It is predicated to be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Another comet called 2014 LA will be visible from the region in the Spring. Comets originate in the Oort cloud, more than a light year away.

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