Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo)
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Position
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Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) from Earth is currently 948,487,471 kilometers, equivalent to 6.340247 Astronomical Units. Light takes 52 minutes and 43.8137 seconds to travel from Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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.
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/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) to Earth happens on Tue Aug 27 2075 at a distance of 4.68238100 Astronomical Units, or 700,474,229 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) brightness
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 C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo), 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.
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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 C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||5.72167523 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-May-09 22:31:50
|Argument of perihelion||peri||1.3020172072818°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||327.56586354223°|
Visualization of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 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!
Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2014 F3 (Sheppard-Trujillo) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 31||20h 21m 57s||-22° 57’ 38”||18.05||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 01||20h 22m 32s||-22° 55’ 47”||18.04||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||20h 23m 06s||-22° 53’ 57”||18.04||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||20h 23m 39s||-22° 52’ 08”||18.03||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 04||20h 24m 12s||-22° 50’ 20”||18.02||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 05||20h 24m 45s||-22° 48’ 33”||18.01||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 06||20h 25m 18s||-22° 46’ 48”||18.01||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 07||20h 25m 49s||-22° 45’ 03”||18.00||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 08||20h 26m 20s||-22° 43’ 21”||17.99||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 09||20h 26m 51s||-22° 41’ 39”||17.99||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 10||20h 27m 20s||-22° 40’ 00”||17.98||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 11||20h 27m 51s||-22° 38’ 21”||17.97||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 12||20h 28m 19s||-22° 36’ 45”||17.96||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 13||20h 28m 49s||-22° 35’ 08”||17.96||Capricornus|