Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Sep 23||22.78||10h 20m 47s||+25° 37’ 45”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 24||22.78||10h 21m 30s||+25° 34’ 31”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 25||22.77||10h 22m 14s||+25° 31’ 18”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 26||22.76||10h 22m 58s||+25° 28’ 09”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 27||22.75||10h 23m 40s||+25° 25’ 01”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 28||22.74||10h 24m 24s||+25° 21’ 56”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 29||22.73||10h 25m 08s||+25° 18’ 52”||Leo|
|2016 Sep 30||22.72||10h 25m 50s||+25° 15’ 51”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 01||22.71||10h 26m 34s||+25° 12’ 51”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 02||22.70||10h 27m 15s||+25° 09’ 56”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 03||22.69||10h 27m 59s||+25° 07’ 01”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 04||22.68||10h 28m 41s||+25° 04’ 09”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 05||22.67||10h 29m 22s||+25° 01’ 21”||Leo|
|2016 Oct 06||22.66||10h 30m 05s||+24° 58’ 33”||Leo|
Distance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at epoch 22 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457592.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24235246 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Aug-13 05:16:24
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-23 21:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||12.8421019464°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.0846669914°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-May-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.89626744 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.