Comet 185P/Petriew Position
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Comet 185P/Petriew Distance
The distance of Comet 185P/Petriew from Earth is currently 670,896,830 kilometers, equivalent to 4.484668 Astronomical Units. Light takes 37 minutes and 17.8709 seconds to travel from Comet 185P/Petriew and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 185P/Petriew to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 185P/Petriew to Earth happens on Tue Nov 7 2056 at a distance of 0.28173183 Astronomical Units, or 42,146,482 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew, 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 185P/Petriew rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.93197571 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2012-Aug-13 13:13:58
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Jan-27 21:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.93919392608°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||214.09125498944°|
Visualization of Comet 185P/Petriew Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 185P/Petriew with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 185P/Petriew 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 185P/Petriew 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 185P/Petriew computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 185P/Petriew in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 17||14h 08m 53s||-15° 40’ 41”||23.73||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 18||14h 08m 45s||-15° 39’ 44”||23.72||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 19||14h 08m 38s||-15° 38’ 43”||23.72||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 20||14h 08m 27s||-15° 37’ 36”||23.71||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 21||14h 08m 17s||-15° 36’ 24”||23.71||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 22||14h 08m 07s||-15° 35’ 08”||23.70||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 23||14h 07m 54s||-15° 33’ 47”||23.70||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 24||14h 07m 41s||-15° 32’ 21”||23.69||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 25||14h 07m 28s||-15° 30’ 50”||23.69||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 26||14h 07m 14s||-15° 29’ 13”||23.69||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 27||14h 06m 59s||-15° 27’ 33”||23.68||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 28||14h 06m 42s||-15° 25’ 47”||23.68||Virgo|
|2020 Feb 29||14h 06m 24s||-15° 23’ 57”||23.67||Virgo|
|2020 Mar 01||14h 06m 07s||-15° 22’ 00”||23.67||Virgo|