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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:42 
Transit: 13:00 
Sunset: 21:18
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Comet 219P/LINEAR

Above the horizon.  Rise: 1:29 | Tran: 9:09 | Set: 16:50
Altitude: 31.1°   Azimuth: 261.7°   Direction: West

Comet 219P/LINEAR is currently in the constellation of Aries, at a distance of 444,072,826 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension of Comet 219P/LINEAR is 02h 14m 17s and the Declination is +19° 03’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, UK). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 219P/LINEAR is 18.14 (JPL).

Finder chart of 219P/LINEAR in Aries on June,22 2024
Map showing Comet 219P/LINEAR in Aries on June, 22 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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02h 14m 17s
+19° 03’ 27”
Aries
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18.14

The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 219P/LINEAR from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.0°
Max altitude: 57.6°
Azimuth: 289.1°
  • 219P/LINEAR is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 31° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 219P/LINEAR is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Additional Resources

Comet 219P/LINEAR Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 219P/LINEAR
Map showing Comet 219P/LINEAR in Aries on June, 22 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 219P/LINEAR is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

219P/LINEAR
RA: 02h 14m 17s
Dec: +19° 03’ 27”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 219P/LINEAR
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 219P/LINEAR?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 219P/LINEAR in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 219P/LINEAR Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 219P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 444,072,826 kilometers, equivalent to 2.968443 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 41.2675 seconds to travel from Comet 219P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

444,072,826
2.968443
24 minutes and 41.2675 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 219P/LINEAR 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 219P/LINEAR from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 219P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 219P/LINEAR to Earth

Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Comet 219P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Thu Sep 10 2065 at a distance of 1.311512 Astronomical Units, or 196,199,444 kilometers:

Thu Sep 10 2065
196,199,444
1.311512

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

Comet 219P/LINEAR Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 219P/LINEAR, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 219P/LINEAR as a function of time

Comet 219P/LINEAR Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 219P/LINEAR at epoch 04 December 2012 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456266.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.35211022
Orbit inclination i 11.52904293°
Perihelion distance q 2.36464854 AU
353,746,388 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.93489103 AU
738,249,192 km
Semi-major axis a 3.64976979 AU
545,997,790 km
Orbital period period 6.9728 years
2,546.8105 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2010-Mar-04 11:04:14
2,455,259.9613 JD
Next perihelion transit 2017-Feb-22 06:31
2,457,806.7718 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 107.57607245283°
Longitude of the ascending node node 231.02834246937°
Mean anomaly M 142.27754124491°
Mean motion n 0.14135327°/day

Visualization of Comet 219P/LINEAR Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 219P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 219P/LINEAR 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 219P/LINEAR
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Comet 219P/LINEAR 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 219P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 219P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jun 15 02h 01m 53s +18° 10’ 22” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 16 02h 03m 33s +18° 17’ 43” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 17 02h 05m 12s +18° 24’ 57” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 18 02h 06m 52s +18° 32’ 08” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 19 02h 08m 31s +18° 39’ 14” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 20 02h 10m 10s +18° 46’ 14” 18.13 Aries
2024 Jun 21 02h 11m 48s +18° 53’ 09” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 22 02h 13m 27s +19° 00’ 00” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 23 02h 15m 05s +19° 06’ 45” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 24 02h 16m 42s +19° 13’ 24” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 25 02h 18m 20s +19° 19’ 59” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 26 02h 19m 55s +19° 26’ 29” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 27 02h 21m 32s +19° 32’ 53” 18.14 Aries
2024 Jun 28 02h 23m 08s +19° 39’ 11” 18.15 Aries