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Comet 25D/Neujmin 2

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 is 19h 15m 07s and the Declination is -22° 45’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 is 23.85 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 [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]:

19h 15m 07s
-22° 45’ 45”

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Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2 in Sagittarius on October, 19 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 in Sagittarius on October, 19 2020
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 25D/Neujmin 2 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

25D/Neujmin 2
RA: 19h 15m 07s
Dec: -22° 45’ 45”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 25D/Neujmin 2
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 from Earth is currently 555,781,449 kilometers, equivalent to 3.715170 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 53.8874 seconds to travel from Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 and arrive to us.

30 minutes and 53.8874 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 to Earth happens on Wed Feb 26 2014 at a distance of 0.341287 Astronomical Units, or 51,055,776 kilometers:

Wed Feb 26 2014

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

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 is 23.85.


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 25D/Neujmin 2, 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 25D/Neujmin 2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.8°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.2°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 at epoch 01 January 1970 00:00 UTC (JD: 2424960.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56681860
Orbit inclination i 10.63871310°
Perihelion distance q 1.33816965 AU
200,187,330 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.84016412 AU
724,078,248 km
Semi-major axis a 3.08916688 AU
462,132,789 km
Orbital period period 5.4300 years
1,983.1725 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1927-Jan-16 05:22:43
2,424,896.7241 JD
Next perihelion transit 1932-Jun-21 09:31
2,426,879.8966 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.7040335562°
Longitude of the ascending node node 328.71695096572°
Mean anomaly M 11.577066231236°
Mean motion n 0.18152733°/day

Visualization of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 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 25D/Neujmin 2
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Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 12 19h 09m 55s -23° 00’ 20” 23.69 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 13 19h 10m 32s -22° 58’ 35” 23.71 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 14 19h 11m 09s -22° 56’ 48” 23.73 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 15 19h 11m 48s -22° 54’ 59” 23.75 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 16 19h 12m 26s -22° 53’ 08” 23.77 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 17 19h 13m 06s -22° 51’ 16” 23.79 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 18 19h 13m 48s -22° 49’ 23” 23.81 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 19 19h 14m 29s -22° 47’ 30” 23.83 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 20 19h 15m 11s -22° 45’ 33” 23.85 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 21 19h 15m 54s -22° 43’ 36” 23.87 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 22 19h 16m 36s -22° 41’ 36” 23.89 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 23 19h 17m 21s -22° 39’ 37” 23.91 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 24 19h 18m 06s -22° 37’ 35” 23.93 Sagittarius
2020 Oct 25 19h 18m 51s -22° 35’ 30” 23.95 Sagittarius