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.
|2018 Apr 16||22.87||15h 49m 03s||-20° 37’ 29”||Scorpius|
|2018 Apr 17||22.86||15h 48m 32s||-20° 36’ 21”||Scorpius|
|2018 Apr 18||22.86||15h 48m 01s||-20° 35’ 12”||Scorpius|
|2018 Apr 19||22.86||15h 47m 29s||-20° 33’ 59”||Scorpius|
|2018 Apr 20||22.86||15h 46m 55s||-20° 32’ 44”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 21||22.85||15h 46m 23s||-20° 31’ 27”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 22||22.85||15h 45m 48s||-20° 30’ 09”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 23||22.85||15h 45m 15s||-20° 28’ 49”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 24||22.85||15h 44m 39s||-20° 27’ 25”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 25||22.84||15h 44m 04s||-20° 26’ 00”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 26||22.84||15h 43m 28s||-20° 24’ 34”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 27||22.84||15h 42m 52s||-20° 23’ 06”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 28||22.84||15h 42m 16s||-20° 21’ 35”||Libra|
|2018 Apr 29||22.84||15h 41m 39s||-20° 20’ 03”||Libra|
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 23 October 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455493.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24527937 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Feb-28 12:42:25
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Aug-12 03:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||12.694464049062°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.180001144376°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2021-Nov-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.41819431 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.