Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Position
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Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Distance
The distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth is currently 816,193,773 kilometers, equivalent to 5.455918 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 22.5294 seconds to travel from Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski to Earth happens on Thu Nov 10 2089 at a distance of 0.84530959 Astronomical Units, or 126,456,515 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski, 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.77635298 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Sep-05 03:11:37
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Dec-31 20:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||341.12146370211°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||54.006824361972°|
Visualization of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 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 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 12||15h 17m 38s||-01° 29’ 52”||27.02||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 13||15h 17m 43s||-01° 29’ 21”||27.01||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 14||15h 17m 48s||-01° 28’ 50”||27.01||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 15||15h 17m 52s||-01° 28’ 14”||27.00||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 16||15h 17m 54s||-01° 27’ 35”||27.00||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 17||15h 17m 57s||-01° 26’ 56”||26.99||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 18||15h 18m 00s||-01° 26’ 12”||26.98||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 19||15h 18m 01s||-01° 25’ 26”||26.98||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 20||15h 18m 02s||-01° 24’ 37”||26.97||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 21||15h 18m 01s||-01° 23’ 44”||26.97||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 22||15h 18m 00s||-01° 22’ 50”||26.96||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 23||15h 17m 58s||-01° 21’ 55”||26.95||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 24||15h 17m 56s||-01° 20’ 56”||26.95||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 25||15h 17m 53s||-01° 19’ 54”||26.94||Serpens|