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Comet ISON passed through Virgo earlier this month. (Aaron Kingery/NASA)
Comet ISON passed through Virgo earlier this month. (Aaron Kingery/NASA)

You could be in for a treat this week — if you wake up early and the skies are clear.

A comet named ISON should be visible through binoculars over the southeastern horizon.

Astronomy websites are hyping Ison's passage as the best in more than a decade. But a lot depends on a close encounter with the sun next week.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Tom Banse of Northwest News Network explains.

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This segment aired on November 20, 2013.

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