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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is currently in the constellation of Monoceros. The current Right Ascension of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 06h 34m 16s and the Declination is +07° 37’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 22.66 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

06h 34m 16s
+07° 37’ 38”

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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Monoceros on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in Monoceros on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 06h 34m 16s
Dec: +07° 37’ 38”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth is currently 285,360,444 kilometers, equivalent to 1.907517 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 51.8600 seconds to travel from Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 51.8600 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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.

Distance of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin to Earth happens on Thu Sep 21 2028 at a distance of 0.497956 Astronomical Units, or 74,493,138 kilometers:

Thu Sep 21 2028

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin is 22.66.


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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin, 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.4°
Max altitude: 46.2°
Azimuth: 277.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin at epoch 01 July 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459032.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.66262000
Orbit inclination i 13.10966511°
Perihelion distance q 1.37743314 AU
206,061,065 km
Aphelion distance Q 6.78803684 AU
1,015,475,859 km
Semi-major axis a 4.08273499 AU
610,768,462 km
Orbital period period 8.2500 years
3,013.1809 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-27 10:11:51
2,458,996.9249 JD
Next perihelion transit 2028-Aug-26 14:32
2,462,010.1059 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 200.44377791666°
Longitude of the ascending node node 159.07881059823°
Mean anomaly M 4.2503366754104°
Mean motion n 0.11947507°/day

Visualization of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin
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Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 58P/Jackson-Neujmin in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 14 06h 40m 19s +06° 47’ 53” 22.33 Monoceros
2021 Jan 15 06h 39m 28s +06° 54’ 15” 22.38 Monoceros
2021 Jan 16 06h 38m 36s +07° 00’ 42” 22.42 Monoceros
2021 Jan 17 06h 37m 47s +07° 07’ 12” 22.46 Monoceros
2021 Jan 18 06h 37m 00s +07° 13’ 44” 22.51 Monoceros
2021 Jan 19 06h 36m 12s +07° 20’ 20” 22.55 Monoceros
2021 Jan 20 06h 35m 26s +07° 26’ 57” 22.60 Monoceros
2021 Jan 21 06h 34m 42s +07° 33’ 37” 22.64 Monoceros
2021 Jan 22 06h 34m 00s +07° 40’ 18” 22.68 Monoceros
2021 Jan 23 06h 33m 19s +07° 47’ 00” 22.73 Monoceros
2021 Jan 24 06h 32m 39s +07° 53’ 45” 22.77 Monoceros
2021 Jan 25 06h 31m 59s +08° 00’ 30” 22.82 Monoceros
2021 Jan 26 06h 31m 23s +08° 07’ 17” 22.86 Monoceros
2021 Jan 27 06h 30m 47s +08° 14’ 03” 22.91 Monoceros