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Comet 213P/Van Ness

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Comet 213P/Van Ness Position

Comet 213P/Van Ness is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension is 07h 47m 57s and the Declination is +24° 30’ 20”.

07h 47m 57s
+24° 30’ 20”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 213P/Van Ness is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 213P/Van Ness in on January, 26 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 213P/Van Ness is right now (view fullscreen)

213P/Van Ness
RA: 07h 47m 57s
Dec: +24° 30’ 20”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 213P/Van Ness
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Comet 213P/Van Ness Distance

The distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Comet 213P/Van Ness and arrive to us.


The following chart shows the distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness 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.

Distance of Comet 213P/Van Ness from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 213P/Van Ness from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 213P/Van Ness to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 213P/Van Ness to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 0.00000000 Astronomical Units, or 0 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 213P/Van Ness brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 213P/Van Ness is -100.00.


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 213P/Van Ness, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 213P/Van Ness between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 213P/Van Ness rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 213P/Van Ness rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 65.5°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.5°
Comet 213P/Van Ness is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 213P/Van Ness 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 213P/Van Ness 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 213P/Van Ness computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 213P/Van Ness in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jan 19 07h 53m 49s +24° 24’ 16” N.A.
2020 Jan 20 07h 53m 02s +24° 25’ 13” N.A.
2020 Jan 21 07h 52m 14s +24° 26’ 07” N.A.
2020 Jan 22 07h 51m 26s +24° 26’ 58” N.A.
2020 Jan 23 07h 50m 39s +24° 27’ 47” N.A.
2020 Jan 24 07h 49m 51s +24° 28’ 35” N.A.
2020 Jan 25 07h 49m 05s +24° 29’ 20” N.A.
2020 Jan 26 07h 48m 19s +24° 30’ 02” N.A.
2020 Jan 27 07h 47m 31s +24° 30’ 41” N.A.
2020 Jan 28 07h 46m 45s +24° 31’ 18” N.A.
2020 Jan 29 07h 46m 00s +24° 31’ 51” N.A.
2020 Jan 30 07h 45m 15s +24° 32’ 22” N.A.
2020 Jan 31 07h 44m 30s +24° 32’ 52” N.A.
2020 Feb 01 07h 43m 46s +24° 33’ 17” N.A.