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Comet 237P/LINEAR

Comet 237P/LINEAR is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Comet 237P/LINEAR is 09h 36m 52s and the Declination is -01° 14’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 237P/LINEAR is 21.32 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 237P/LINEAR [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

09h 36m 52s
-01° 14’ 26”

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Comet 237P/LINEAR Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 237P/LINEAR finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 237P/LINEAR in Hydra on May, 17 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 237P/LINEAR in Hydra on May, 17 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 237P/LINEAR is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 09h 36m 52s
Dec: -01° 14’ 26”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 237P/LINEAR
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 237P/LINEAR?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 237P/LINEAR in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 237P/LINEAR Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 237P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 453,859,955 kilometers, equivalent to 3.033866 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 13.9139 seconds to travel from Comet 237P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

25 minutes and 13.9139 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 237P/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.

Distance of Comet 237P/LINEAR 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 237P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 237P/LINEAR to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 237P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Sat Jun 10 2056 at a distance of 1.027926 Astronomical Units, or 153,775,609 kilometers:

Sat Jun 10 2056

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

Comet 237P/LINEAR brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 237P/LINEAR is 21.32.


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 237P/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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 237P/LINEAR between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 237P/LINEAR 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 237P/LINEAR rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.2°
Max altitude: 37.3°
Azimuth: 268.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 237P/LINEAR 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 237P/LINEAR 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 237P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 237P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 10 09h 33m 05s -01° 29’ 31” 21.38 Hydra
2022 May 11 09h 33m 33s -01° 27’ 06” 21.38 Hydra
2022 May 12 09h 34m 01s -01° 24’ 47” 21.37 Hydra
2022 May 13 09h 34m 32s -01° 22’ 35” 21.36 Hydra
2022 May 14 09h 35m 03s -01° 20’ 30” 21.35 Hydra
2022 May 15 09h 35m 35s -01° 18’ 30” 21.34 Hydra
2022 May 16 09h 36m 07s -01° 16’ 40” 21.33 Hydra
2022 May 17 09h 36m 42s -01° 14’ 54” 21.32 Hydra
2022 May 18 09h 37m 17s -01° 13’ 17” 21.31 Hydra
2022 May 19 09h 37m 53s -01° 11’ 44” 21.30 Hydra
2022 May 20 09h 38m 30s -01° 10’ 21” 21.30 Hydra
2022 May 21 09h 39m 07s -01° 09’ 03” 21.29 Hydra
2022 May 22 09h 39m 47s -01° 07’ 53” 21.28 Hydra
2022 May 23 09h 40m 27s -01° 06’ 48” 21.27 Hydra