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Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)

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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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00024966
Orbit inclination i 46.43469573°
Perihelion distance q 0.31916821 AU
47,746,885 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Jan-14 00:24:07
2,457,767.5167 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 162.74857224725°
Longitude of the ascending node node 61.428365828616°
Mean anomaly M -0.00071191831531383°
Mean motion n 0.00002156°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Orbit

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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE)
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Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) 15 Days 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 20 02h 44m 56s -09° 42’ 10” 25.93 Cetus
2019 May 21 02h 45m 16s -09° 41’ 02” 25.93 Eridanus
2019 May 22 02h 45m 38s -09° 39’ 57” 25.93 Eridanus
2019 May 23 02h 46m 00s -09° 38’ 54” 25.94 Eridanus
2019 May 24 02h 46m 22s -09° 37’ 55” 25.94 Eridanus
2019 May 25 02h 46m 42s -09° 36’ 59” 25.95 Eridanus
2019 May 26 02h 47m 03s -09° 36’ 05” 25.95 Eridanus
2019 May 27 02h 47m 25s -09° 35’ 13” 25.95 Eridanus
2019 May 28 02h 47m 44s -09° 34’ 26” 25.96 Eridanus
2019 May 29 02h 48m 06s -09° 33’ 39” 25.96 Eridanus
2019 May 30 02h 48m 27s -09° 32’ 57” 25.96 Eridanus
2019 May 31 02h 48m 47s -09° 32’ 17” 25.97 Eridanus
2019 Jun 01 02h 49m 06s -09° 31’ 40” 25.97 Eridanus
2019 Jun 02 02h 49m 27s -09° 31’ 05” 25.97 Eridanus