Perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime treat—seeing a comet with the naked eye—may come twice this year. Comet PanSTARRS is already on display in the southern hemisphere, where it is showing up beautifully around sunset. It should be arriving to a sky near you in just a few days.
This comet may be just the warmup for later in the year when ISON
is scheduled to pass by and be even more spectacular. One never knows, though, how these predictions turn out. So get your PanSTARRS on, now.