Comet 354P/LINEAR Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 354P/LINEAR is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 354P/LINEAR Distance
The distance of Comet 354P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 324,268,349 kilometers, equivalent to 2.167600 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 1.6428 seconds to travel from Comet 354P/LINEAR and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 354P/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 354P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 354P/LINEAR to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 354P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Mon Dec 28 2054 at a distance of 1.02346159 Astronomical Units, or 153,107,675 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 354P/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 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 354P/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 354P/LINEAR rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 354P/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 354P/LINEAR Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.00355966 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2013-May-22 00:04:05
|Next perihelion transit||2016-Nov-07 12:29
|Argument of perihelion||peri||132.74246731196°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||320.23521080286°|
Visualization of Comet 354P/LINEAR Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 354P/LINEAR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 354P/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 354P/LINEAR 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 354P/LINEAR computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 354P/LINEAR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 17||02h 22m 36s||+19° 18’ 32”||20.17||Aries|
|2020 Feb 18||02h 24m 24s||+19° 25’ 09”||20.18||Aries|
|2020 Feb 19||02h 26m 14s||+19° 31’ 49”||20.19||Aries|
|2020 Feb 20||02h 28m 05s||+19° 38’ 29”||20.20||Aries|
|2020 Feb 21||02h 29m 57s||+19° 45’ 09”||20.21||Aries|
|2020 Feb 22||02h 31m 50s||+19° 51’ 50”||20.21||Aries|
|2020 Feb 23||02h 33m 42s||+19° 58’ 30”||20.22||Aries|
|2020 Feb 24||02h 35m 36s||+20° 05’ 11”||20.23||Aries|
|2020 Feb 25||02h 37m 32s||+20° 11’ 51”||20.24||Aries|
|2020 Feb 26||02h 39m 27s||+20° 18’ 32”||20.25||Aries|
|2020 Feb 27||02h 41m 22s||+20° 25’ 12”||20.26||Aries|
|2020 Feb 28||02h 43m 18s||+20° 31’ 50”||20.27||Aries|
|2020 Feb 29||02h 45m 16s||+20° 38’ 29”||20.27||Aries|
|2020 Mar 01||02h 47m 13s||+20° 45’ 06”||20.28||Aries|