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Comet 92P/Sanguin

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Comet 92P/Sanguin Position

Comet 92P/Sanguin is currently in the constellation of Sextans. The current Right Ascension is 10h 08m 27s and the Declination is +01° 52’ 03”.

10h 08m 27s
+01° 52’ 03”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet 92P/Sanguin is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Sextans on March, 31 2020
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet 92P/Sanguin is right now (view fullscreen)

RA: 10h 08m 27s
Dec: +01° 52’ 03”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 92P/Sanguin
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Comet 92P/Sanguin Distance

The distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth is currently 1,177,991,710 kilometers, equivalent to 7.874388 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 5 minutes and 29.3574 seconds to travel from Comet 92P/Sanguin and arrive to us.

1 hours, 5 minutes and 29.3574 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.

Distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 92P/Sanguin to Earth happens on Tue Sep 23 2064 at a distance of 0.94098857 Astronomical Units, or 140,769,886 kilometers:

Tue Sep 23 2064

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

Comet 92P/Sanguin brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 31.53.


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 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet 92P/Sanguin between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet 92P/Sanguin rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 88.1°
Max altitude: 40.4°
Azimuth: 271.8°
Comet 92P/Sanguin is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet 92P/Sanguin 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 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 12.4000 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
2020 Mar 24 10h 10m 40s +01° 30’ 11” 31.50 Sextans
2020 Mar 25 10h 10m 22s +01° 33’ 01” 31.51 Sextans
2020 Mar 26 10h 10m 04s +01° 35’ 49” 31.51 Sextans
2020 Mar 27 10h 09m 47s +01° 38’ 38” 31.51 Sextans
2020 Mar 28 10h 09m 29s +01° 41’ 23” 31.52 Sextans
2020 Mar 29 10h 09m 14s +01° 44’ 09” 31.52 Sextans
2020 Mar 30 10h 08m 57s +01° 46’ 54” 31.52 Sextans
2020 Mar 31 10h 08m 41s +01° 49’ 37” 31.53 Sextans
2020 Apr 01 10h 08m 26s +01° 52’ 19” 31.53 Sextans
2020 Apr 02 10h 08m 11s +01° 55’ 00” 31.54 Sextans
2020 Apr 03 10h 07m 55s +01° 57’ 41” 31.54 Sextans
2020 Apr 04 10h 07m 41s +02° 00’ 19” 31.54 Sextans
2020 Apr 05 10h 07m 27s +02° 02’ 54” 31.55 Sextans
2020 Apr 06 10h 07m 14s +02° 05’ 30” 31.55 Sextans