An exciting piece of news from over at Geekologie.

A new comet, which has been discovered near Saturn, could become one of the brightest ever recorded when it speeds past the Sun in late 2013/early 2014.

The comet, entitled Comet ISON (C/2012S1) will burn up past the sun.  Although it won’t be as large as the moon, it may well outshine it, and perhaps even be visible during the day.

Although nothing is certain, and only time will tell whether it will actually be as bright as experts claim, it seems that the comet will reach its optimum position for viewing in the weeks following the 28 November 2013.  Comets vary in their composition, and this to a large extent determines who bright they will be from Earth.

It’s the second exciting comet forecast for next year, as Comet Pan-STARRS (C/2011 L4) will pass by in March 2013, and should be visible in the evening sky.