Why 2013 Will Blow You Away
While it may not be some Mayan doomsday prediction, but here's one reason why 2013 will be one hell of an amazing year. For starters, in November-early December of this year, you can check this out...
that's kinda like what's going to be in the sky during that time of year
i mentioned. probably. some people at kislovodsk observatory in russia
were spying around looking for cool new hunks of ice hurtling in from
the oort cloud, and found a new comet they're calling C/2012 S1, but that's not very catchy or memorable so another name for it is Ison. these things are kinda hard to predict accurately, but it's got a decent shot at being brighter than a full moon,
and possibly the most visible naked eye astronomical event in the last
100 years. this could be really fucking cool. comparisons are already
being drawn to the great comet of 1680,
a comet with a tail that spanned an estimated thirty million miles.
neat comet thing of note: the tail of a comet is not indicative of what
direction it's traveling in. the tail always trails out behind the comet
opposite the direction of the sun, as it's composed of material from
the comet being heated by the sun, sublimating / outgassing away from
its surface, and being blown away by the solar wind.