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Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1)

Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) is currently in the constellation of Aquila. The current Right Ascension of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) is 20h 03m 11s and the Declination is +06° 55’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).

Summary of key facts about Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) [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]:

20h 03m 11s
+06° 55’ 56”
Aquila
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Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) in Aquila on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) in Aquila on August, 06 2020
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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

C/1910 A1 (Great January Comet)
RA: 20h 03m 11s
Dec: +06° 55’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) from Earth is currently 19,058,105,360 kilometers, equivalent to 127.395566 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 hours, 39 minutes and 30.9967 seconds to travel from Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) and arrive to us.

19,058,105,360
127.395566
17 hours, 39 minutes and 30.9967 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) from Earth between January 1900 and January 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 C/1910 A1 (Great January Comet) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) to Earth happens on Wed Jan 19 1910 at a distance of 0.86020773 Astronomical Units, or 128,685,245 kilometers:

Wed Jan 19 1910
128,685,245
0.860208

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

Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) is -100.00.

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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.

Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.1°
Max altitude: 45.5°
Azimuth: 276.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) at epoch 01 January 1970 00:00 UTC (JD: 2418680.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99999500
Orbit inclination i 138.78120000°
Perihelion distance q 0.12897500 AU
19,294,385 km
Aphelion distance Q 51,589.87102470 AU
7,717,734,870,460 km
Semi-major axis a 25,794.99999980 AU
3,858,877,082,415 km
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1910-Jan-17 14:06:51
2,418,689.0881 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 320.9122°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.0354°
Mean anomaly M -2.0E-6°
Mean motion n 0.00000020°/day

Visualization of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 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 Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1)
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Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 30 20h 03m 24s +06° 56’ 52” N.A. Aquila
2020 Jul 31 20h 03m 23s +06° 56’ 44” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 01 20h 03m 20s +06° 56’ 38” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 02 20h 03m 19s +06° 56’ 30” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 03 20h 03m 17s +06° 56’ 22” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 04 20h 03m 15s +06° 56’ 14” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 05 20h 03m 14s +06° 56’ 08” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 06 20h 03m 11s +06° 55’ 59” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 07 20h 03m 11s +06° 55’ 50” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 08 20h 03m 08s +06° 55’ 41” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 09 20h 03m 06s +06° 55’ 33” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 10 20h 03m 05s +06° 55’ 24” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 11 20h 03m 03s +06° 55’ 15” N.A. Aquila
2020 Aug 12 20h 03m 02s +06° 55’ 06” N.A. Aquila