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.
|2018 Feb 17||22.48||01h 50m 21s||-18° 41’ 48”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 18||22.50||01h 50m 45s||-18° 34’ 59”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 19||22.51||01h 51m 11s||-18° 28’ 13”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 20||22.53||01h 51m 36s||-18° 21’ 29”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 21||22.54||01h 52m 01s||-18° 14’ 47”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 22||22.56||01h 52m 27s||-18° 08’ 08”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 23||22.57||01h 52m 54s||-18° 01’ 32”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 24||22.58||01h 53m 21s||-17° 54’ 57”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 25||22.60||01h 53m 48s||-17° 48’ 27”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 26||22.61||01h 54m 15s||-17° 41’ 58”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 27||22.63||01h 54m 42s||-17° 35’ 33”||Cetus|
|2018 Feb 28||22.64||01h 55m 09s||-17° 29’ 09”||Cetus|
|2018 Mar 01||22.66||01h 55m 39s||-17° 22’ 50”||Cetus|
|2018 Mar 02||22.67||01h 56m 07s||-17° 16’ 32”||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 11 December 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457734.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.31916821 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jan-14 00:24:07
|Argument of perihelion||peri||162.74857224725°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||61.428365828616°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2016-Dec-12|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.70900022 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.