Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) 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/2017 E1 (Borisov) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) 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/2017 E1 (Borisov) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Apr 20||15.69||23h 30m 52s||-01° 12’ 18”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 21||15.72||23h 35m 26s||-00° 58’ 41”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 22||15.75||23h 39m 56s||-00° 45’ 10”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 23||15.78||23h 44m 22s||-00° 31’ 45”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 24||15.82||23h 48m 47s||-00° 18’ 25”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 25||15.85||23h 53m 09s||-00° 05’ 13”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 26||15.89||23h 57m 29s||+00° 07’ 50”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 27||15.93||00h 01m 45s||+00° 20’ 48”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 28||15.97||00h 05m 58s||+00° 33’ 37”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 29||16.01||00h 10m 09s||+00° 46’ 18”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 30||16.05||00h 14m 17s||+00° 58’ 50”||Pisces|
|2017 May 01||16.09||00h 18m 23s||+01° 11’ 13”||Pisces|
|2017 May 02||16.14||00h 22m 24s||+01° 23’ 27”||Pisces|
|2017 May 03||16.18||00h 26m 25s||+01° 35’ 31”||Pisces|
Distance of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) 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/2017 E1 (Borisov) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov), 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/2017 E1 (Borisov) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) at epoch 02 March 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457815.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89935347 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Apr-10 05:35:10
|Argument of perihelion||peri||152.64498740168°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||142.71127052268°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Mar-18|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.32192320 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2014-Jan-01 and 2035-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.