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Comet 92P/Sanguin

Altitude: 34.9°   Azimuth: 175.7°   Direction: South

Comet 92P/Sanguin is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 12h 52m 20s and the Declination is -03° 31’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 30.79 (JPL).

12h 52m 20s
-03° 31’ 03”

The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.5°
Max altitude: 35.0°
Azimuth: 266.5°
  • 92P/Sanguin is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 92P/Sanguin is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

Comet 92P/Sanguin Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet 92P/Sanguin finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Finder chart of 92P/Sanguin in Virgo on December,05 2023
Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Virgo on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 92P/Sanguin
Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Virgo on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet 92P/Sanguin is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

RA: 12h 52m 20s
Dec: -03° 31’ 03”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 92P/Sanguin
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet 92P/Sanguin?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet 92P/Sanguin in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet 92P/Sanguin Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth is currently 1,227,179,678 kilometers, equivalent to 8.203189 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 8 minutes and 13.4308 seconds to travel from Comet 92P/Sanguin and arrive to us.

1 hours, 8 minutes and 13.4308 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 92P/Sanguin from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet 92P/Sanguin to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet 92P/Sanguin to Earth happens on Tue Sep 23 2064 at a distance of 0.940989 Astronomical Units, or 140,769,883 kilometers:

Tue Sep 23 2064

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet 92P/Sanguin Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet 92P/Sanguin, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet 92P/Sanguin as a function of time

Comet 92P/Sanguin Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet 92P/Sanguin at epoch 18 December 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457375.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65932548
Orbit inclination i 19.44460631°
Perihelion distance q 1.82545566 AU
273,084,280 km
Aphelion distance Q 8.89125807 AU
1,330,113,278 km
Semi-major axis a 5.35835687 AU
801,598,779 km
Orbital period period 12.4038 years
4,530.4973 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Mar-01 04:24:17
2,457,082.6835 JD
Next perihelion transit 2027-Jul-26 16:20
2,461,613.1809 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 163.78903424122°
Longitude of the ascending node node 181.45891642419°
Mean anomaly M 23.267628167862°
Mean motion n 0.07946148°/day

Visualization of Comet 92P/Sanguin Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet 92P/Sanguin with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet 92P/Sanguin 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet 92P/Sanguin
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Comet 92P/Sanguin 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet 92P/Sanguin computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet 92P/Sanguin in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Nov 28 12h 49m 40s -03° 19’ 54” 30.83 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 12h 50m 03s -03° 21’ 33” 30.83 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 12h 50m 26s -03° 23’ 08” 30.82 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 12h 50m 48s -03° 24’ 42” 30.81 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 12h 51m 10s -03° 26’ 14” 30.81 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 12h 51m 32s -03° 27’ 43” 30.80 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 12h 51m 52s -03° 29’ 12” 30.79 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 12h 52m 14s -03° 30’ 35” 30.79 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 12h 52m 35s -03° 31’ 59” 30.78 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 12h 52m 55s -03° 33’ 19” 30.77 Virgo
2023 Dec 08 12h 53m 16s -03° 34’ 36” 30.76 Virgo
2023 Dec 09 12h 53m 35s -03° 35’ 52” 30.76 Virgo
2023 Dec 10 12h 53m 54s -03° 37’ 05” 30.75 Virgo
2023 Dec 11 12h 54m 14s -03° 38’ 16” 30.74 Virgo