Comet 108P/Ciffreo Position
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Comet 108P/Ciffreo Distance
The distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo from Earth is currently 606,653,185 kilometers, equivalent to 4.055226 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 43.5772 seconds to travel from Comet 108P/Ciffreo and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 108P/Ciffreo from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 108P/Ciffreo to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 108P/Ciffreo to Earth happens on Thu Oct 19 2028 at a distance of 0.78588777 Astronomical Units, or 117,567,138 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 108P/Ciffreo brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 108P/Ciffreo, 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 108P/Ciffreo rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 108P/Ciffreo touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.70889425 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2014-Oct-18 11:10:16
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-13 23:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.10765867061°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||53.655214028008°|
Visualization of Comet 108P/Ciffreo Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 108P/Ciffreo with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 108P/Ciffreo computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 108P/Ciffreo in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 28||19h 02m 39s||-30° 03’ 17”||26.66||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 29||19h 03m 15s||-30° 04’ 54”||26.64||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 30||19h 03m 51s||-30° 06’ 33”||26.62||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 31||19h 04m 24s||-30° 08’ 13”||26.60||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 01||19h 04m 59s||-30° 09’ 56”||26.58||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 02||19h 05m 33s||-30° 11’ 40”||26.56||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 03||19h 06m 05s||-30° 13’ 27”||26.54||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 04||19h 06m 37s||-30° 15’ 17”||26.52||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 05||19h 07m 06s||-30° 17’ 08”||26.50||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 06||19h 07m 36s||-30° 19’ 02”||26.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 07||19h 08m 07s||-30° 21’ 00”||26.46||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 08||19h 08m 35s||-30° 22’ 58”||26.44||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 09||19h 09m 02s||-30° 24’ 59”||26.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 10||19h 09m 29s||-30° 27’ 02”||26.40||Sagittarius|