Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is 21h 00m 49s and the Declination is -08° 57’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is 17.86 (JPL).
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Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 325P/Yang-Gao is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao from Earth is currently 146,335,477 kilometers, equivalent to 0.978192 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 8.1226 seconds to travel from Comet 325P/Yang-Gao and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao to Earth happens on Tue Jun 3 2042 at a distance of 0.505966 Astronomical Units, or 75,691,413 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao, 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 325P/Yang-Gao rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.29612349 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-May-21 18:10:57
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Sep-17 15:32
|Argument of perihelion||peri||346.95799359041°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||259.30208301767°|
Visualization of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao 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 325P/Yang-Gao 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 325P/Yang-Gao computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 325P/Yang-Gao in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 May 09||20h 49m 40s||-12° 14’ 35”||17.82||Aquarius|
|2022 May 10||20h 51m 15s||-11° 48’ 50”||17.82||Aquarius|
|2022 May 11||20h 52m 49s||-11° 23’ 03”||17.83||Aquarius|
|2022 May 12||20h 54m 19s||-10° 57’ 19”||17.83||Aquarius|
|2022 May 13||20h 55m 47s||-10° 31’ 35”||17.84||Aquarius|
|2022 May 14||20h 57m 12s||-10° 05’ 52”||17.85||Aquarius|
|2022 May 15||20h 58m 36s||-09° 40’ 11”||17.85||Aquarius|
|2022 May 16||20h 59m 57s||-09° 14’ 32”||17.86||Aquarius|
|2022 May 17||21h 01m 15s||-08° 48’ 57”||17.86||Aquarius|
|2022 May 18||21h 02m 31s||-08° 23’ 25”||17.87||Aquarius|
|2022 May 19||21h 03m 46s||-07° 57’ 56”||17.88||Aquarius|
|2022 May 20||21h 04m 56s||-07° 32’ 31”||17.88||Aquarius|
|2022 May 21||21h 06m 06s||-07° 07’ 12”||17.89||Aquarius|
|2022 May 22||21h 07m 12s||-06° 41’ 56”||17.90||Aquarius|