Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Distance
The distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is currently 856,663,280 kilometers, equivalent to 5.726440 Astronomical Units. Light takes 47 minutes and 37.5211 seconds to travel from Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth happens on Sat Apr 1 2017 at a distance of 0.14199630 Astronomical Units, or 21,242,345 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak, 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.04504274 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-12 18:03:14
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Sep-12 21:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||62.158585217405°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.06628621023°|
Visualization of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 12||01h 11m 13s||-00° 36’ 33”||31.11||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 13||01h 11m 44s||-00° 32’ 21”||31.11||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 14||01h 12m 16s||-00° 28’ 06”||31.12||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 15||01h 12m 48s||-00° 23’ 52”||31.12||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 16||01h 13m 22s||-00° 19’ 35”||31.12||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 17||01h 13m 54s||-00° 15’ 16”||31.13||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 18||01h 14m 29s||-00° 10’ 58”||31.13||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 19||01h 15m 02s||-00° 06’ 38”||31.14||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 20||01h 15m 37s||-00° 02’ 16”||31.14||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 21||01h 16m 12s||+00° 02’ 04”||31.14||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 22||01h 16m 46s||+00° 06’ 29”||31.15||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 23||01h 17m 21s||+00° 10’ 53”||31.15||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 24||01h 17m 57s||+00° 15’ 19”||31.15||Cetus|
|2020 Feb 25||01h 18m 33s||+00° 19’ 45”||31.16||Cetus|