Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 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 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2016 Dec 04||21.93||11h 01m 04s||+23° 57’ 11”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 05||21.91||11h 01m 19s||+23° 58’ 23”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 06||21.90||11h 01m 35s||+23° 59’ 39”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 07||21.88||11h 01m 50s||+24° 01’ 01”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 08||21.87||11h 02m 03s||+24° 02’ 30”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 09||21.86||11h 02m 17s||+24° 04’ 01”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 10||21.84||11h 02m 30s||+24° 05’ 39”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 11||21.83||11h 02m 40s||+24° 07’ 23”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 12||21.81||11h 02m 52s||+24° 09’ 11”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 13||21.80||11h 03m 02s||+24° 11’ 04”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 14||21.78||11h 03m 11s||+24° 13’ 04”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 15||21.77||11h 03m 20s||+24° 15’ 07”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 16||21.75||11h 03m 29s||+24° 17’ 17”||Leo|
|2016 Dec 17||21.74||11h 03m 36s||+24° 19’ 32”||Leo|
Distance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 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 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at epoch 22 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457592.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24235246 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2015-Aug-13 05:16:24
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jan-23 21:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||12.842101946382°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.084666991403°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-May-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.89980488 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.