Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Position
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Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Distance
The distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is currently 828,252,701 kilometers, equivalent to 5.536527 Astronomical Units. Light takes 46 minutes and 2.7536 seconds to travel from Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth happens on Sat Feb 11 2017 at a distance of 0.08331056 Astronomical Units, or 12,463,083 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova, 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.53251299 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Dec-31 06:22:40
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Apr-06 03:17
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.28199092978°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.98173256884°|
Visualization of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 12||16h 39m 24s||-20° 16’ 44”||36.31||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 13||16h 39m 47s||-20° 17’ 17”||36.30||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 14||16h 40m 09s||-20° 17’ 50”||36.29||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 15||16h 40m 32s||-20° 18’ 21”||36.28||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 16||16h 40m 54s||-20° 18’ 51”||36.27||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 17||16h 41m 13s||-20° 19’ 18”||36.26||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 18||16h 41m 34s||-20° 19’ 45”||36.25||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 19||16h 41m 53s||-20° 20’ 11”||36.25||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 20||16h 42m 12s||-20° 20’ 34”||36.24||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 21||16h 42m 30s||-20° 20’ 56”||36.23||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 22||16h 42m 47s||-20° 21’ 16”||36.22||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 23||16h 43m 05s||-20° 21’ 35”||36.21||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 24||16h 43m 21s||-20° 21’ 52”||36.20||Ophiucus|
|2020 Feb 25||16h 43m 36s||-20° 22’ 09”||36.19||Ophiucus|