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Comet 92P/Sanguin

Comet 92P/Sanguin is currently in the constellation of Sextans. The current Right Ascension of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 10h 37m 33s and the Declination is +02° 34’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 31.85 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet 92P/Sanguin [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

10h 37m 33s
+02° 34’ 34”
  • 92P/Sanguin is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 92P/Sanguin is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 92P/Sanguin rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Sextans on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Sextans on May, 06 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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: 10h 37m 33s
Dec: +02° 34’ 34”
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 1,259,660,882 kilometers, equivalent to 8.420313 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 10 minutes and 1.7764 seconds to travel from Comet 92P/Sanguin and arrive to us.

1 hours, 10 minutes and 1.7764 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 0.940989 Astronomical Units, or 140,769,887 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 31.85.


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: 87.4°
Max altitude: 41.1°
Azimuth: 272.6°

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
2021 Apr 29 10h 38m 20s +02° 21’ 20” 31.82 Sextans
2021 Apr 30 10h 38m 12s +02° 23’ 12” 31.82 Sextans
2021 May 01 10h 38m 04s +02° 25’ 02” 31.83 Sextans
2021 May 02 10h 37m 59s +02° 26’ 49” 31.83 Sextans
2021 May 03 10h 37m 51s +02° 28’ 35” 31.83 Sextans
2021 May 04 10h 37m 46s +02° 30’ 17” 31.84 Sextans
2021 May 05 10h 37m 41s +02° 31’ 58” 31.84 Sextans
2021 May 06 10h 37m 36s +02° 33’ 36” 31.84 Sextans
2021 May 07 10h 37m 32s +02° 35’ 11” 31.85 Sextans
2021 May 08 10h 37m 27s +02° 36’ 43” 31.85 Sextans
2021 May 09 10h 37m 23s +02° 38’ 13” 31.86 Sextans
2021 May 10 10h 37m 21s +02° 39’ 42” 31.86 Sextans
2021 May 11 10h 37m 18s +02° 41’ 07” 31.86 Sextans
2021 May 12 10h 37m 15s +02° 42’ 29” 31.87 Sextans