Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Position
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Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Distance
The distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth is currently 904,297,832 kilometers, equivalent to 6.044858 Astronomical Units. Light takes 50 minutes and 16.4129 seconds to travel from Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 26 2088 at a distance of 0.41266739 Astronomical Units, or 61,734,162 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1, 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.38408650 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Jun-30 05:20:56
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Nov-18 04:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||30.090918967633°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||90.382625601564°|
Visualization of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 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 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 62P/Tsuchinshan 1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jan 12||18h 55m 05s||-24° 22’ 54”||34.81||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 13||18h 55m 59s||-24° 22’ 13”||34.82||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 14||18h 56m 54s||-24° 21’ 30”||34.82||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 15||18h 57m 50s||-24° 20’ 47”||34.83||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 16||18h 58m 44s||-24° 20’ 03”||34.83||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 17||18h 59m 39s||-24° 19’ 18”||34.84||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 18||19h 00m 33s||-24° 18’ 33”||34.85||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 19||19h 01m 27s||-24° 17’ 47”||34.85||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 20||19h 02m 21s||-24° 16’ 59”||34.86||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 21||19h 03m 15s||-24° 16’ 11”||34.86||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 22||19h 04m 09s||-24° 15’ 24”||34.87||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 23||19h 05m 02s||-24° 14’ 35”||34.88||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||19h 05m 54s||-24° 13’ 45”||34.88||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||19h 06m 47s||-24° 12’ 55”||34.89||Sagittarius|