Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught Distance
The distance of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught from Earth is currently 972,949,381 kilometers, equivalent to 6.503765 Astronomical Units. Light takes 54 minutes and 5.4098 seconds to travel from Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught to Earth happens on Wed Jul 18 2068 at a distance of 0.17530786 Astronomical Units, or 26,225,682 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught, 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.19698517 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Jul-01 22:11:05
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-02 19:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||203.68025289999°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||111.36656240872°|
Visualization of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught 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 319P/Catalina-McNaught 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 319P/Catalina-McNaught in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jun 17||09h 18m 25s||+23° 15’ 06”||27.92||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 18||09h 18m 57s||+23° 12’ 20”||27.93||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 19||09h 19m 31s||+23° 09’ 34”||27.93||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 20||09h 20m 03s||+23° 06’ 47”||27.93||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 21||09h 20m 38s||+23° 03’ 59”||27.93||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 22||09h 21m 11s||+23° 01’ 09”||27.94||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 23||09h 21m 46s||+22° 58’ 18”||27.94||Cancer|
|2019 Jun 24||09h 22m 19s||+22° 55’ 26”||27.94||Leo|
|2019 Jun 25||09h 22m 54s||+22° 52’ 32”||27.94||Leo|
|2019 Jun 26||09h 23m 30s||+22° 49’ 37”||27.95||Leo|
|2019 Jun 27||09h 24m 06s||+22° 46’ 41”||27.95||Leo|
|2019 Jun 28||09h 24m 41s||+22° 43’ 45”||27.95||Leo|
|2019 Jun 29||09h 25m 17s||+22° 40’ 47”||27.95||Leo|
|2019 Jun 30||09h 25m 54s||+22° 37’ 50”||27.96||Leo|