Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) 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/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Mar 22||23.23||00h 43m 09s||-24° 30’ 38”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 23||23.34||00h 45m 38s||-24° 17’ 47”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 24||23.46||00h 48m 05s||-24° 05’ 06”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 25||23.57||00h 50m 29s||-23° 52’ 35”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 26||23.68||00h 52m 50s||-23° 40’ 14”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 27||23.79||00h 55m 10s||-23° 28’ 05”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 28||23.90||00h 57m 29s||-23° 16’ 05”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 29||24.01||00h 59m 44s||-23° 04’ 17”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 30||24.12||01h 01m 58s||-22° 52’ 40”||Cetus|
|2017 Mar 31||24.22||01h 04m 09s||-22° 41’ 12”||Cetus|
|2017 Apr 01||24.32||01h 06m 19s||-22° 29’ 57”||Cetus|
|2017 Apr 02||24.42||01h 08m 26s||-22° 18’ 51”||Cetus|
|2017 Apr 03||24.52||01h 10m 32s||-22° 07’ 57”||Cetus|
|2017 Apr 04||24.62||01h 12m 38s||-21° 57’ 14”||Cetus|
Distance of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval. The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE), 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/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) at epoch 05 November 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457698.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.31941417 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jan-14 00:36:47
|Argument of perihelion||peri||162.72515287002°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||61.430820754488°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Dec-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.70913260 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.