Comet 210P/Christensen Position
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Comet 210P/Christensen Distance
The distance of Comet 210P/Christensen from Earth is currently 305,916,536 kilometers, equivalent to 2.044926 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 0.4277 seconds to travel from Comet 210P/Christensen and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 210P/Christensen to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 210P/Christensen to Earth happens on Wed Nov 10 2100 at a distance of 0.26933693 Astronomical Units, or 40,292,231 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen, 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 210P/Christensen rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.54451161 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Dec-20 16:17:02
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Sep-05 01:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||345.47981630229°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||93.884816927051°|
Visualization of Comet 210P/Christensen Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 210P/Christensen with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 210P/Christensen 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 210P/Christensen 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 210P/Christensen computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 210P/Christensen in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 12||22h 16m 27s||-16° 06’ 20”||17.39||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 13||22h 19m 33s||-15° 49’ 05”||17.33||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 14||22h 22m 42s||-15° 31’ 27”||17.26||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 15||22h 25m 53s||-15° 13’ 27”||17.19||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 16||22h 29m 04s||-14° 55’ 03”||17.12||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 17||22h 32m 18s||-14° 36’ 14”||17.05||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 18||22h 35m 35s||-14° 17’ 00”||16.98||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 19||22h 38m 53s||-13° 57’ 20”||16.91||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 20||22h 42m 15s||-13° 37’ 15”||16.84||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 21||22h 45m 38s||-13° 16’ 44”||16.76||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 22||22h 49m 02s||-12° 55’ 45”||16.69||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 23||22h 52m 31s||-12° 34’ 18”||16.61||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 24||22h 56m 00s||-12° 12’ 23”||16.53||Aquarius|
|2020 Feb 25||22h 59m 34s||-11° 49’ 59”||16.45||Aquarius|