waiting for Comet ISON
to brighten further as it falls toward the Sun,
northern skygazers can also find three other bright comets
in the east before dawn.
Comet Lovejoy C/2013 R1 is currently the
morning sky's brightest.
Only discovered in September and not a sungrazing comet,
Comet Lovejoy is nearing the edge of naked-eye visibility
and might be spotted from very dark sky sites.
Sporting a greenish coma
and tail in this telescopic view taken on November 7,
Comet Lovejoy is about
from our fair planet and 1.2 AU from the Sun.
The comet is having a photogenic Messier moment, sweeping past
star cluster M44,
the Beehive in Cancer.
Yellowish bright star Delta Cancri is near the bottom of the frame.