Comet 294P/LINEAR Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 294P/LINEAR is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 294P/LINEAR is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 294P/LINEAR Distance
The distance of Comet 294P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 361,121,311 kilometers, equivalent to 2.413947 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 4.5710 seconds to travel from Comet 294P/LINEAR and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 294P/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.
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 294P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 294P/LINEAR to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 294P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Wed Mar 4 2048 at a distance of 0.34483160 Astronomical Units, or 51,586,074 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 294P/LINEAR 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 behvior 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 294P/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.
Comet 294P/LINEAR rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 294P/LINEAR touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 294P/LINEAR Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.29773465 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2008-Jun-13 20:01:52
|Next perihelion transit||2014-Mar-06 03:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||233.26951818576°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||315.44332067748°|
Visualization of Comet 294P/LINEAR Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 294P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 294P/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!
Comet 294P/LINEAR 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 294P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 294P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Sep 08||09h 39m 46s||+14° 56’ 39”||20.64||Leo|
|2019 Sep 09||09h 42m 28s||+14° 36’ 03”||20.60||Leo|
|2019 Sep 10||09h 45m 08s||+14° 15’ 14”||20.57||Leo|
|2019 Sep 11||09h 47m 50s||+13° 54’ 10”||20.53||Leo|
|2019 Sep 12||09h 50m 32s||+13° 32’ 53”||20.50||Leo|
|2019 Sep 13||09h 53m 14s||+13° 11’ 22”||20.46||Leo|
|2019 Sep 14||09h 55m 58s||+12° 49’ 39”||20.43||Leo|
|2019 Sep 15||09h 58m 41s||+12° 27’ 42”||20.39||Leo|
|2019 Sep 16||10h 01m 23s||+12° 05’ 30”||20.36||Leo|
|2019 Sep 17||10h 04m 06s||+11° 43’ 06”||20.33||Leo|
|2019 Sep 18||10h 06m 51s||+11° 20’ 30”||20.29||Leo|
|2019 Sep 19||10h 09m 33s||+10° 57’ 41”||20.26||Leo|
|2019 Sep 20||10h 12m 19s||+10° 34’ 37”||20.22||Leo|
|2019 Sep 21||10h 15m 02s||+10° 11’ 21”||20.19||Leo|