Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) 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 C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Rise and Set Times
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) is circumpolar from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] and transits at 21:15 UTC (altitude: 80.6°)
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) 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 C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Sep 24||17.04||22h 09m 50s||+42° 53’ 21”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 25||17.05||22h 08m 17s||+42° 46’ 35”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 26||17.05||22h 06m 46s||+42° 39’ 35”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 27||17.06||22h 05m 17s||+42° 32’ 26”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 28||17.07||22h 03m 47s||+42° 25’ 08”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 29||17.07||22h 02m 21s||+42° 17’ 39”||Lacerta|
|2016 Sep 30||17.08||22h 00m 56s||+42° 10’ 01”||Lacerta|
|2016 Oct 01||17.09||21h 59m 30s||+42° 02’ 15”||Lacerta|
|2016 Oct 02||17.10||21h 58m 08s||+41° 54’ 20”||Lacerta|
|2016 Oct 03||17.10||21h 56m 47s||+41° 46’ 15”||Cygnus|
|2016 Oct 04||17.11||21h 55m 27s||+41° 38’ 04”||Cygnus|
|2016 Oct 05||17.12||21h 54m 07s||+41° 29’ 47”||Cygnus|
|2016 Oct 06||17.13||21h 52m 50s||+41° 21’ 23”||Cygnus|
|2016 Oct 07||17.14||21h 51m 34s||+41° 12’ 51”||Cygnus|
Distance of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) 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 C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR), 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 C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) at epoch 26 July 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457230.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||4.18018809 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Sep-05 20:47:16
|Argument of perihelion||peri||356.788721086°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||29.7272595885°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2015-Oct-19|
|Distance of closest approach*||3.20318291 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.