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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 354P/LINEAR is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Comet 354P/LINEAR?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 354P/LINEAR in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 354P/LINEAR Distance
The distance of Comet 354P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 237,705,661 kilometers, equivalent to 1.588964 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 12.9007 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 1.02346165 Astronomical Units, or 153,107,684 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 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 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, 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 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.
|2019 Aug 15||01h 48m 00s||+16° 32’ 08”||20.12||Aries|
|2019 Aug 16||01h 48m 33s||+16° 38’ 58”||20.10||Aries|
|2019 Aug 17||01h 49m 05s||+16° 45’ 42”||20.08||Aries|
|2019 Aug 18||01h 49m 36s||+16° 52’ 18”||20.07||Aries|
|2019 Aug 19||01h 50m 04s||+16° 58’ 50”||20.05||Aries|
|2019 Aug 20||01h 50m 31s||+17° 05’ 13”||20.03||Aries|
|2019 Aug 21||01h 50m 57s||+17° 11’ 31”||20.01||Aries|
|2019 Aug 22||01h 51m 21s||+17° 17’ 43”||19.99||Aries|
|2019 Aug 23||01h 51m 45s||+17° 23’ 48”||19.97||Aries|
|2019 Aug 24||01h 52m 05s||+17° 29’ 44”||19.95||Aries|
|2019 Aug 25||01h 52m 24s||+17° 35’ 35”||19.93||Aries|
|2019 Aug 26||01h 52m 42s||+17° 41’ 17”||19.92||Aries|
|2019 Aug 27||01h 52m 59s||+17° 46’ 53”||19.90||Aries|
|2019 Aug 28||01h 53m 12s||+17° 52’ 19”||19.88||Aries|