Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS)
Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) is right now (view fullscreen)
Also check out Where is Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) Distance
The distance of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 663,865,656 kilometers, equivalent to 4.437668 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 54.4175 seconds to travel from Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Sat Apr 8 2023 at a distance of 0.12071908 Astronomical Units, or 18,059,318 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS), 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.79821728 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jun-24 09:54:48
|Next perihelion transit||2023-May-11 19:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||211.92453212533°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||46.227603082408°|
Visualization of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 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 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 364P/2018 A2 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jun 18||03h 32m 40s||+19° 20’ 17”||26.00||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 19||03h 33m 41s||+19° 24’ 42”||26.00||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 20||03h 34m 40s||+19° 29’ 03”||26.01||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 21||03h 35m 39s||+19° 33’ 23”||26.02||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 22||03h 36m 38s||+19° 37’ 40”||26.02||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 23||03h 37m 36s||+19° 41’ 54”||26.03||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 24||03h 38m 35s||+19° 46’ 06”||26.03||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 25||03h 39m 32s||+19° 50’ 17”||26.04||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 26||03h 40m 29s||+19° 54’ 24”||26.04||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 27||03h 41m 26s||+19° 58’ 28”||26.05||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 28||03h 42m 23s||+20° 02’ 31”||26.05||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 29||03h 43m 18s||+20° 06’ 32”||26.06||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 30||03h 44m 14s||+20° 10’ 30”||26.06||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 01||03h 45m 10s||+20° 14’ 26”||26.07||Taurus|