Comet 108P/Ciffreo Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 108P/Ciffreo rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Apr 16||29.80||15h 26m 53s||-17° 48’ 15”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 17||29.79||15h 26m 22s||-17° 47’ 06”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 18||29.79||15h 25m 50s||-17° 45’ 55”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 19||29.79||15h 25m 18s||-17° 44’ 40”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 20||29.78||15h 24m 47s||-17° 43’ 26”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 21||29.78||15h 24m 14s||-17° 42’ 10”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 22||29.78||15h 23m 39s||-17° 40’ 50”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 23||29.77||15h 23m 07s||-17° 39’ 32”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 24||29.77||15h 22m 32s||-17° 38’ 09”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 25||29.77||15h 21m 57s||-17° 36’ 47”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 26||29.77||15h 21m 23s||-17° 35’ 23”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 27||29.77||15h 20m 48s||-17° 33’ 57”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 28||29.76||15h 20m 12s||-17° 32’ 31”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 29||29.76||15h 19m 36s||-17° 31’ 04”||Libra|
Distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 108P/Ciffreo 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 108P/Ciffreo is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 108P/Ciffreo
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 108P/Ciffreo at epoch 21 May 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457164.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2028-Oct-19|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.78588773 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.