Comet 168P/Hergenrother Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 168P/Hergenrother is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 168P/Hergenrother Distance
The distance of Comet 168P/Hergenrother from Earth is currently 217,820,189 kilometers, equivalent to 1.456038 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 6.5699 seconds to travel from Comet 168P/Hergenrother and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 168P/Hergenrother 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 168P/Hergenrother from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 168P/Hergenrother to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2075 the closest approach of Comet 168P/Hergenrother to Earth happens on Sun Oct 2 2067 at a distance of 0.61273132 Astronomical Units, or 91,663,301 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 168P/Hergenrother 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 168P/Hergenrother, 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 168P/Hergenrother rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 168P/Hergenrother 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 168P/Hergenrother Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.41484261 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-Oct-01 23:04:14
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Aug-26 12:52
|Argument of perihelion||peri||13.951183532111°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||356.45663760413°|
Visualization of Comet 168P/Hergenrother Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 168P/Hergenrother with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 168P/Hergenrother 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 168P/Hergenrother 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 168P/Hergenrother computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 168P/Hergenrother in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jun 12||00h 57m 01s||-03° 32’ 32”||15.75||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 13||00h 59m 38s||-03° 03’ 23”||15.68||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 14||01h 02m 16s||-02° 34’ 01”||15.61||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 15||01h 04m 53s||-02° 04’ 28”||15.53||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 16||01h 07m 31s||-01° 34’ 45”||15.46||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 17||01h 10m 09s||-01° 04’ 50”||15.39||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 18||01h 12m 47s||-00° 34’ 45”||15.32||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 19||01h 15m 25s||-00° 04’ 27”||15.25||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 20||01h 18m 05s||+00° 25’ 58”||15.19||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 21||01h 20m 44s||+00° 56’ 35”||15.12||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 22||01h 23m 23s||+01° 27’ 21”||15.05||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 23||01h 26m 03s||+01° 58’ 18”||14.99||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 24||01h 28m 45s||+02° 29’ 25”||14.92||Cetus|
|2019 Jun 25||01h 31m 26s||+03° 00’ 41”||14.86||Pisces|