Comet 71P/Clark Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet 71P/Clark 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 71P/Clark Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet 71P/Clark rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet 71P/Clark Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 71P/Clark with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 71P/Clark 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 71P/Clark Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 71P/Clark computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 71P/Clark in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Aug 09||03h 28m 49s||+15° 02’ 39”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 10||03h 29m 21s||+15° 04’ 51”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 11||03h 29m 53s||+15° 07’ 00”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 12||03h 30m 24s||+15° 09’ 03”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 13||03h 30m 52s||+15° 11’ 03”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 14||03h 31m 22s||+15° 13’ 00”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 15||03h 31m 50s||+15° 14’ 53”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 16||03h 32m 16s||+15° 16’ 41”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 17||03h 32m 41s||+15° 18’ 26”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 18||03h 33m 06s||+15° 20’ 08”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 19||03h 33m 29s||+15° 21’ 47”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 20||03h 33m 52s||+15° 23’ 21”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 21||03h 34m 14s||+15° 24’ 51”||20.72||Taurus|
|2018 Aug 22||03h 34m 35s||+15° 26’ 17”||20.72||Taurus|
Distance of Comet 71P/Clark from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 71P/Clark 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 71P/Clark is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet 71P/Clark
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 71P/Clark, 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 71P/Clark Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 71P/Clark at epoch 25 May 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457899.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.58621399 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jun-30 04:53:53
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Jan-19 18:23
|Argument of perihelion||peri||208.91678674111°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||59.446279947463°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Jun-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.58986000 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.