Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Orbit Diagram (beta)
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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 visualize an interactive sky map showing where Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko will be located at the chosen date. Real time current position of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is also available.
|2016 May 24||19.09||11h 16m 50s||+10° 53’ 38”||Leo|
|2016 May 25||19.11||11h 17m 14s||+10° 48’ 11”||Leo|
|2016 May 26||19.14||11h 17m 39s||+10° 42’ 41”||Leo|
|2016 May 27||19.17||11h 18m 05s||+10° 37’ 06”||Leo|
|2016 May 28||19.19||11h 18m 30s||+10° 31’ 30”||Leo|
|2016 May 29||19.22||11h 18m 57s||+10° 25’ 49”||Leo|
|2016 May 30||19.25||11h 19m 26s||+10° 20’ 03”||Leo|
|2016 May 31||19.27||11h 19m 54s||+10° 14’ 16”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 01||19.30||11h 20m 25s||+10° 08’ 25”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 02||19.33||11h 20m 54s||+10° 02’ 30”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 03||19.35||11h 21m 25s||+09° 56’ 33”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 04||19.38||11h 21m 57s||+09° 50’ 32”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 05||19.41||11h 22m 31s||+09° 44’ 29”||Leo|
|2016 Jun 06||19.43||11h 23m 04s||+09° 38’ 22”||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 sampled with a 2 days interval, so please keep in mind that there might be inaccuracies around the time of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. Real time current distance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Earth is also available.
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.
The magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval, so there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. Also, for comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of the their highly dynamic and unpredictable behaviour. To get precise information about the current magnitude of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, updated in real time, please go to the Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko live tracker page.
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.