Comet ISON & The November 3, 2013, Total (& Hybrid) Solar Eclipse That MighT Enable It To Be Seen During The Day
by Anura Guruge
There is going to be a Solar eclipse on November 3, 2013 — within 24 hours of ISON’s first, i.e., inbound, crossing of Earth’s orbital path.
The eclipse will be total for some.
For others it will be ‘annular‘, i.e., the outer rim of the Sun will be seen around the moon. Hence why it is called an ‘hybrid’: total for some, annular to others and partial to some others. Looks like we in the eastern US will be in the annular/partial corridor Either way, the chances are that many might get to see C/2012 S1 (ISON) during the day, a month ahead of its possible daylight visibility close to perihelion on November 28. Yes, of course, I will keep you posted.
For the time being here are some pictures to get you refreshed on the various types of Solar eclipse: total, annular and partial (and of course, total and annular eclipses will involve phases of ‘partial’ as the moon shifts into position.)