Waiting for ISON

Update:  Comet ISON is no more.  Or maybe it isn’t.  Anyway, looks like there won’t be anything to see.

One of the fun things about our house is making various astronomic observations looking out the back.  Our view is basically South by Southeast, sitting up on a hill.  We can predict where on the horizon the sun will rise on the morning of the Winter Solstice.  We get some pretty awesome moon rises in the summer, and have a pretty good view of some of the meteor showers that come around annually.  This year, we want to see comet ISON.  It will not be easy to see from the house, as it will be more to the east, where we don’t have a very good view.  Also, the best time to see it would seem to be 30 minutes before sunrise, pretty early even in the winter, and very cold.  Still, we will look out for it.   Anyway, the main reason for this post is to see if I can successfully include this infographic I found on Huffington Post:

Comet ISON

And there it is.  You can see the article it came from at this link, or just click on the graphic.

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