Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Distance
The distance of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke from Earth is currently 488,296,005 kilometers, equivalent to 3.264057 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 8.7802 seconds to travel from Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke to Earth happens on Tue Jun 13 2062 at a distance of 0.16765570 Astronomical Units, or 25,080,936 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 behavior 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke, 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.25705287 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2002-May-15 17:21:08
|Next perihelion transit||2008-Sep-27 05:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||172.26045349915°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||93.434514236784°|
Visualization of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke 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 7P/Pons-Winnecke 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 17||07h 56m 26s||+35° 08’ 31”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 18||07h 55m 36s||+35° 10’ 41”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 19||07h 54m 48s||+35° 12’ 42”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 20||07h 54m 02s||+35° 14’ 36”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 21||07h 53m 15s||+35° 16’ 23”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 22||07h 52m 29s||+35° 18’ 02”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 23||07h 51m 44s||+35° 19’ 36”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 24||07h 51m 02s||+35° 21’ 01”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 25||07h 50m 20s||+35° 22’ 18”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 26||07h 49m 37s||+35° 23’ 30”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 27||07h 48m 57s||+35° 24’ 35”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 28||07h 48m 19s||+35° 25’ 32”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Feb 29||07h 47m 41s||+35° 26’ 25”||21.71||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 01||07h 47m 04s||+35° 27’ 10”||21.71||Lynx|