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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 48s and the Declination is +06° 33’ 17” (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 48s
+06° 33’ 17”
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 January, 25 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) in Aquila on January, 25 2022
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 48s
Dec: +06° 33’ 17”
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 19,492,122,265 kilometers, equivalent to 130.296789 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 hours, 3 minutes and 38.7213 seconds to travel from Comet Great January Comet of 1910 (C/1910 A1) and arrive to us.

19,492,122,265
130.296789
18 hours, 3 minutes and 38.7213 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 0.860208 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: 83.4°
Max altitude: 45.1°
Azimuth: 276.6°

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: 2418705.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99978767
Orbit inclination i 138.77827340°
Perihelion distance q 0.12895737 AU
19,291,748 km
Aphelion distance Q 1,214.57634379 AU
181,698,035,198 km
Semi-major axis a 607.35265058 AU
90,858,663,473 km
Orbital period period 14,968.2007 years
5,467,135.3216 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1910-Jan-17 14:05:49
2,418,689.0874 JD
Next perihelion transit 16878-Jul-20 21:48
7,885,824.4090 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 320.89221065435°
Longitude of the ascending node node 90.029584160522°
Mean anomaly M 0.0010807383707759°
Mean motion n 0.00006585°/day

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

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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
2022 Jan 18 20h 03m 35s +06° 32’ 36” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 19 20h 03m 38s +06° 32’ 40” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 20 20h 03m 38s +06° 32’ 45” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 21 20h 03m 41s +06° 32’ 52” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 22 20h 03m 42s +06° 32’ 57” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 23 20h 03m 44s +06° 33’ 02” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 24 20h 03m 47s +06° 33’ 07” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 25 20h 03m 47s +06° 33’ 15” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 26 20h 03m 50s +06° 33’ 20” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 27 20h 03m 51s +06° 33’ 27” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 28 20h 03m 54s +06° 33’ 33” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 29 20h 03m 56s +06° 33’ 41” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 30 20h 03m 56s +06° 33’ 47” N.A. Aquila
2022 Jan 31 20h 03m 59s +06° 33’ 55” N.A. Aquila