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.
|2017 Jul 18||41.48||11h 51m 51s||+05° 24’ 24”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 19||41.48||11h 52m 08s||+05° 21’ 44”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 20||41.49||11h 52m 26s||+05° 19’ 04”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 21||41.50||11h 52m 45s||+05° 16’ 20”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 22||41.51||11h 53m 03s||+05° 13’ 36”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 23||41.51||11h 53m 22s||+05° 10’ 50”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 24||41.52||11h 53m 41s||+05° 08’ 02”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 25||41.53||11h 54m 02s||+05° 05’ 12”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 26||41.54||11h 54m 21s||+05° 02’ 21”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 27||41.55||11h 54m 42s||+04° 59’ 27”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 28||41.55||11h 55m 03s||+04° 56’ 34”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 29||41.56||11h 55m 23s||+04° 53’ 39”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 30||41.57||11h 55m 45s||+04° 50’ 41”||Virgo|
|2017 Jul 31||41.57||11h 56m 07s||+04° 47’ 44”||Virgo|
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 22 July 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456861.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.57721886 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Dec-14 11:55:13
|Next perihelion transit||2017-Jun-29 18:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||208.99632524613°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||59.599256571037°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2059-Oct-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.15268964 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.