Comet 10P/Tempel 2
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 10P/Tempel 2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Distance
The distance of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 from Earth is currently 764,383,898 kilometers, equivalent to 5.109591 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 29.7102 seconds to travel from Comet 10P/Tempel 2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 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 10P/Tempel 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 to Earth happens on Tue Aug 4 2026 at a distance of 0.41448132 Astronomical Units, or 62,005,522 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 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 behvior 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 10P/Tempel 2, 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 10P/Tempel 2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.42207460 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Jul-04 20:16:23
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Nov-17 13:27
|Argument of perihelion||peri||195.62753795777°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||117.8055523495°|
Visualization of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 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 10P/Tempel 2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 10P/Tempel 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 10P/Tempel 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Aug 16||10h 45m 24s||+15° 06’ 24”||21.84||Leo|
|2019 Aug 17||10h 46m 23s||+15° 00’ 57”||21.83||Leo|
|2019 Aug 18||10h 47m 21s||+14° 55’ 31”||21.83||Leo|
|2019 Aug 19||10h 48m 20s||+14° 50’ 03”||21.83||Leo|
|2019 Aug 20||10h 49m 18s||+14° 44’ 34”||21.82||Leo|
|2019 Aug 21||10h 50m 17s||+14° 39’ 05”||21.82||Leo|
|2019 Aug 22||10h 51m 15s||+14° 33’ 34”||21.81||Leo|
|2019 Aug 23||10h 52m 14s||+14° 28’ 05”||21.81||Leo|
|2019 Aug 24||10h 53m 13s||+14° 22’ 33”||21.81||Leo|
|2019 Aug 25||10h 54m 12s||+14° 17’ 03”||21.80||Leo|
|2019 Aug 26||10h 55m 13s||+14° 11’ 30”||21.80||Leo|
|2019 Aug 27||10h 56m 12s||+14° 05’ 58”||21.80||Leo|
|2019 Aug 28||10h 57m 11s||+14° 00’ 25”||21.79||Leo|
|2019 Aug 29||10h 58m 10s||+13° 54’ 52”||21.79||Leo|