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Comet 92P/Sanguin

Comet 92P/Sanguin is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Comet 92P/Sanguin is 11h 47m 36s and the Declination is -00° 17’ 01” (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]:

11h 47m 36s
-00° 17’ 01”

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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 Virgo on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet 92P/Sanguin in Virgo on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = 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: 11h 47m 36s
Dec: -00° 17’ 01”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet 92P/Sanguin
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet 92P/Sanguin Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet 92P/Sanguin from Earth is currently 1,429,338,957 kilometers, equivalent to 9.554541 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 19 minutes and 27.7616 seconds to travel from Comet 92P/Sanguin and arrive to us.

1 hours, 19 minutes and 27.7616 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 140,769,883 kilometers:

Tue Sep 23 2064

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

Comet 92P/Sanguin brightness

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: 90.3°
Max altitude: 38.3°
Azimuth: 269.7°

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 12.4038 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
2022 Sep 18 11h 43m 56s +00° 03’ 08” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 19 11h 44m 25s +00° 00’ 37” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 20 11h 44m 52s -00° 01’ 54” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 21 11h 45m 20s -00° 04’ 26” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 22 11h 45m 47s -00° 06’ 57” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 23 11h 46m 14s -00° 09’ 29” 31.86 Virgo
2022 Sep 24 11h 46m 42s -00° 12’ 02” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 25 11h 47m 09s -00° 14’ 35” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 26 11h 47m 38s -00° 17’ 07” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 27 11h 48m 05s -00° 19’ 40” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 28 11h 48m 33s -00° 22’ 12” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 29 11h 49m 00s -00° 24’ 44” 31.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 30 11h 49m 27s -00° 27’ 16” 31.84 Virgo
2022 Oct 01 11h 49m 54s -00° 29’ 48” 31.84 Virgo