Comet 65P/Gunn Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet 65P/Gunn Distance
The distance of Comet 65P/Gunn from Earth is currently 481,391,391 kilometers, equivalent to 3.217903 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 45.7488 seconds to travel from Comet 65P/Gunn and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 65P/Gunn to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 65P/Gunn to Earth happens on Fri Jun 15 2040 at a distance of 1.67863493 Astronomical Units, or 251,120,211 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn, 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 65P/Gunn rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.91041998 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Oct-16 07:18:29
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Jun-12 00:26
|Argument of perihelion||peri||213.43640873106°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||62.020850013676°|
Visualization of Comet 65P/Gunn Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 65P/Gunn with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 65P/Gunn 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 65P/Gunn 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 65P/Gunn computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 65P/Gunn in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Oct 11||02h 45m 10s||+10° 33’ 33”||18.25||Aries|
|2019 Oct 12||02h 44m 35s||+10° 31’ 32”||18.25||Aries|
|2019 Oct 13||02h 43m 59s||+10° 29’ 31”||18.25||Aries|
|2019 Oct 14||02h 43m 23s||+10° 27’ 29”||18.25||Aries|
|2019 Oct 15||02h 42m 47s||+10° 25’ 27”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 16||02h 42m 11s||+10° 23’ 21”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 17||02h 41m 34s||+10° 21’ 16”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 18||02h 40m 55s||+10° 19’ 10”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 19||02h 40m 17s||+10° 17’ 04”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 20||02h 39m 38s||+10° 14’ 57”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 21||02h 38m 58s||+10° 12’ 50”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 22||02h 38m 20s||+10° 10’ 41”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 23||02h 37m 40s||+10° 08’ 34”||18.25||Cetus|
|2019 Oct 24||02h 37m 00s||+10° 06’ 25”||18.25||Cetus|