Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Distance
The distance of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley from Earth is currently 780,169,359 kilometers, equivalent to 5.215110 Astronomical Units. Light takes 43 minutes and 22.3649 seconds to travel from Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley to Earth happens on Sun Dec 4 2044 at a distance of 1.32480124 Astronomical Units, or 198,187,446 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley, 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 119P/Parker-Hartley rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||3.03869360 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2005-May-22 17:58:27
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Apr-04 03:08
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.09946679921°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||244.07470304861°|
Visualization of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 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 119P/Parker-Hartley 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Sep 08||16h 57m 06s||-20° 26’ 16”||21.28||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 09||16h 57m 20s||-20° 27’ 11”||21.28||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 10||16h 57m 36s||-20° 28’ 09”||21.29||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 11||16h 57m 52s||-20° 29’ 08”||21.29||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 12||16h 58m 09s||-20° 30’ 06”||21.30||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 13||16h 58m 27s||-20° 31’ 08”||21.30||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 14||16h 58m 45s||-20° 32’ 09”||21.31||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 15||16h 59m 05s||-20° 33’ 11”||21.31||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 16||16h 59m 26s||-20° 34’ 15”||21.32||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 17||16h 59m 45s||-20° 35’ 21”||21.32||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 18||17h 00m 07s||-20° 36’ 25”||21.33||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 19||17h 00m 29s||-20° 37’ 32”||21.33||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 20||17h 00m 52s||-20° 38’ 39”||21.34||Ophiucus|
|2019 Sep 21||17h 01m 15s||-20° 39’ 47”||21.34||Ophiucus|