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 Jan 10||21.39||11h 02m 02s||+25° 37’ 54”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 11||21.37||11h 01m 45s||+25° 42’ 03”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 12||21.36||11h 01m 30s||+25° 46’ 17”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 13||21.34||11h 01m 11s||+25° 50’ 33”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 14||21.33||11h 00m 54s||+25° 54’ 51”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 15||21.32||11h 00m 34s||+25° 59’ 13”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 16||21.30||11h 00m 14s||+26° 03’ 38”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 17||21.29||10h 59m 53s||+26° 08’ 06”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 18||21.27||10h 59m 30s||+26° 12’ 36”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 19||21.26||10h 59m 07s||+26° 17’ 08”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 20||21.25||10h 58m 42s||+26° 21’ 42”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 21||21.23||10h 58m 18s||+26° 26’ 18”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 22||21.22||10h 57m 51s||+26° 30’ 56”||Leo Minor|
|2017 Jan 23||21.21||10h 57m 24s||+26° 35’ 36”||Leo Minor|
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.