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 Jun 22||19.83||11h 33m 29s||+07° 54’ 57”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 23||19.85||11h 34m 13s||+07° 48’ 12”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 24||19.87||11h 34m 56s||+07° 41’ 25”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 25||19.90||11h 35m 42s||+07° 34’ 36”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 26||19.92||11h 36m 26s||+07° 27’ 45”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 27||19.94||11h 37m 13s||+07° 20’ 52”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 28||19.96||11h 37m 59s||+07° 13’ 56”||Virgo|
|2016 Jun 29||19.99||11h 38m 45s||+07° 07’ 00”||Virgo|
|2016 Jun 30||20.01||11h 39m 33s||+07° 00’ 03”||Virgo|
|2016 Jul 01||20.03||11h 40m 19s||+06° 53’ 04”||Virgo|
|2016 Jul 02||20.05||11h 41m 08s||+06° 46’ 04”||Virgo|
|2016 Jul 03||20.08||11h 41m 56s||+06° 39’ 02”||Virgo|
|2016 Jul 04||20.10||11h 42m 45s||+06° 31’ 59”||Virgo|
|2016 Jul 05||20.12||11h 43m 33s||+06° 24’ 54”||Virgo|
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 04 November 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457331.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24328156 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Aug-13 02:10:48
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-21 10:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||12.8006512707°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.1350066354°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2021-Nov-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.42137788 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.