Comet 68P/Klemola Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 68P/Klemola is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 68P/Klemola Distance
The distance of Comet 68P/Klemola from Earth is currently 201,174,976 kilometers, equivalent to 1.344772 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 11.0475 seconds to travel from Comet 68P/Klemola and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 68P/Klemola from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 68P/Klemola from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 68P/Klemola to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 68P/Klemola to Earth happens on Thu Aug 14 2081 at a distance of 1.06223486 Astronomical Units, or 158,908,074 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 68P/Klemola brightness
The observed magnitude and coma diameter values are derived from the Comet Observers Database by averaging the values reported in recent observations (more recent than 4 days), when available. The Estimated Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behvior of comets. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Estimated Magnitude as a directional indication. We acknowledge with thanks the comet observations from the COBS Comet Observation Database contributed by observers worldwide and used in this table to report recent comet observations.
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 68P/Klemola, 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 68P/Klemola rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 68P/Klemola touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 68P/Klemola Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.75895271 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Jan-20 23:41:52
|Next perihelion transit||2019-Nov-21 07:33
|Argument of perihelion||peri||153.98154735469°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||175.33750663947°|
Visualization of Comet 68P/Klemola Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 68P/Klemola with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 68P/Klemola 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 68P/Klemola 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 68P/Klemola computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 68P/Klemola in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Aug 12||17h 16m 36s||-06° 54’ 47”||15.23||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 13||17h 17m 07s||-07° 03’ 09”||15.22||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 14||17h 17m 39s||-07° 11’ 34”||15.21||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 15||17h 18m 11s||-07° 20’ 03”||15.20||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 16||17h 18m 47s||-07° 28’ 36”||15.20||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 17||17h 19m 26s||-07° 37’ 14”||15.19||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 18||17h 20m 07s||-07° 45’ 55”||15.18||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 19||17h 20m 48s||-07° 54’ 38”||15.18||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 20||17h 21m 33s||-08° 03’ 25”||15.17||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 21||17h 22m 18s||-08° 12’ 15”||15.16||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 22||17h 23m 08s||-08° 21’ 06”||15.16||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 23||17h 23m 57s||-08° 30’ 00”||15.15||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 24||17h 24m 51s||-08° 38’ 54”||15.15||Ophiucus|
|2019 Aug 25||17h 25m 45s||-08° 47’ 52”||15.14||Ophiucus|