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.
|2017 Jul 15||26.26||22h 40m 55s||-19° 54’ 52”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 16||26.25||22h 40m 40s||-19° 56’ 52”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 17||26.25||22h 40m 23s||-19° 58’ 53”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 18||26.25||22h 40m 05s||-20° 00’ 55”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 19||26.25||22h 39m 48s||-20° 02’ 57”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 20||26.25||22h 39m 30s||-20° 05’ 00”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 21||26.25||22h 39m 12s||-20° 07’ 05”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 22||26.25||22h 38m 54s||-20° 09’ 10”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 23||26.25||22h 38m 35s||-20° 11’ 16”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 24||26.25||22h 38m 16s||-20° 13’ 23”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 25||26.25||22h 37m 57s||-20° 15’ 29”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 26||26.25||22h 37m 36s||-20° 17’ 36”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 27||26.25||22h 37m 17s||-20° 19’ 45”||Aquarius|
|2017 Jul 28||26.25||22h 36m 56s||-20° 21’ 52”||Aquarius|
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*||2013-Feb-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.06325161 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.