Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS)
Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)
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Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 770,658,863 kilometers, equivalent to 5.151536 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 50.6413 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 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/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Tue May 25 2021 at a distance of 3.89693950 Astronomical Units, or 582,973,853 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 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/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS), 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 Y2 (PANSTARRS) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 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/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||4.63324647 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Nov-04 08:53:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||147.81216471873°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||65.97201368264°|
Visualization of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 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 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) 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 Y2 (PANSTARRS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 28||20h 03m 06s||+21° 07’ 42”||17.95||Sagitta|
|2020 Mar 29||20h 03m 01s||+21° 11’ 05”||17.94||Sagitta|
|2020 Mar 30||20h 02m 56s||+21° 14’ 30”||17.94||Sagitta|
|2020 Mar 31||20h 02m 49s||+21° 17’ 57”||17.93||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 01||20h 02m 43s||+21° 21’ 25”||17.92||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 02||20h 02m 35s||+21° 24’ 56”||17.91||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 03||20h 02m 26s||+21° 28’ 27”||17.90||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 04||20h 02m 17s||+21° 32’ 02”||17.89||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 05||20h 02m 08s||+21° 35’ 36”||17.88||Sagitta|
|2020 Apr 06||20h 01m 55s||+21° 39’ 12”||17.87||Vulpecula|
|2020 Apr 07||20h 01m 44s||+21° 42’ 51”||17.86||Vulpecula|
|2020 Apr 08||20h 01m 32s||+21° 46’ 29”||17.85||Vulpecula|
|2020 Apr 09||20h 01m 18s||+21° 50’ 08”||17.84||Vulpecula|
|2020 Apr 10||20h 01m 02s||+21° 53’ 49”||17.83||Vulpecula|