RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Tomorrow morning with clear skies, some of you can grab your high-tech binoculars or telescopes to see Comet ISON low on the eastern horizon before sunrise. This comet is still not visible to the naked eye.
Here’s the sky map for Tuesday morning, November 19:
Comet ISON is toward the bottom-middle of this map. It may be easiest for you to first locate familiar planets in the sky. ISON will be to the upper right of Mercury, or well below bright Mars.
What if you don’t have a telescope, but still want to see the Comet? We could see ISON with our naked eyes by December.
The comet is expected to pass very close to our Sun on Thanksgiving (about 700,000 miles above the Sun). If it doesn’t disintegrate, it will whip around the Sun and head back toward deep space and into Earth’s view. If it survives, then we could see it easily without the aid of binoculars or telescopes.