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 Jan 16||23.25||15h 44m 58s||-19° 48’ 00”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 17||23.24||15h 45m 30s||-19° 50’ 03”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 18||23.24||15h 46m 03s||-19° 52’ 05”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 19||23.24||15h 46m 35s||-19° 54’ 05”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 20||23.23||15h 47m 06s||-19° 56’ 02”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 21||23.23||15h 47m 35s||-19° 57’ 57”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 22||23.23||15h 48m 06s||-19° 59’ 52”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 23||23.22||15h 48m 36s||-20° 01’ 44”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 24||23.22||15h 49m 05s||-20° 03’ 33”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 25||23.22||15h 49m 32s||-20° 05’ 22”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 26||23.21||15h 50m 00s||-20° 07’ 09”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 27||23.21||15h 50m 27s||-20° 08’ 53”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 28||23.21||15h 50m 54s||-20° 10’ 36”||Libra|
|2018 Jan 29||23.20||15h 51m 20s||-20° 12’ 16”||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 21 October 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455491.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.24528790 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Feb-28 12:39:38
|Next perihelion transit||2015-Aug-12 03:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||12.694464099565°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||50.180045884181°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2021-Nov-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.41819443 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.