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 Sep 15||15.14||18h 35m 48s||-36° 27’ 39”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 16||15.17||18h 38m 14s||-36° 22’ 09”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 17||15.20||18h 40m 41s||-36° 16’ 29”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 18||15.23||18h 43m 09s||-36° 10’ 40”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 19||15.26||18h 45m 37s||-36° 04’ 40”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 20||15.29||18h 48m 03s||-35° 58’ 31”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 21||15.32||18h 50m 31s||-35° 52’ 10”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 22||15.35||18h 52m 59s||-35° 45’ 42”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 23||15.38||18h 55m 27s||-35° 39’ 03”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 24||15.42||18h 57m 53s||-35° 32’ 16”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 25||15.45||19h 00m 21s||-35° 25’ 18”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 26||15.48||19h 02m 48s||-35° 18’ 14”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 27||15.51||19h 05m 16s||-35° 10’ 59”||Sagittarius|
|2017 Sep 28||15.54||19h 07m 44s||-35° 03’ 36”||Sagittarius|
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.
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 18 November 2014 00:00 UTC (JD: 2456980.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.57883371 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jun-29 22:18:26
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Jan-14 23:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||208.99722407982°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||59.583568300512°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Jun-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.58936822 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.