Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)
Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) 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/2018 A6 (Gibbs) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) 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/2018 A6 (Gibbs) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 Jun 18||18.31||09h 58m 01s||+02° 32’ 17”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 19||18.31||09h 58m 17s||+02° 26’ 08”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 20||18.31||09h 58m 32s||+02° 19’ 55”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 21||18.30||09h 58m 49s||+02° 13’ 40”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 22||18.30||09h 59m 05s||+02° 07’ 19”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 23||18.29||09h 59m 22s||+02° 00’ 57”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 24||18.29||09h 59m 40s||+01° 54’ 32”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 25||18.29||10h 00m 00s||+01° 48’ 02”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 26||18.28||10h 00m 19s||+01° 41’ 30”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 27||18.28||10h 00m 38s||+01° 34’ 54”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 28||18.27||10h 00m 59s||+01° 28’ 15”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 29||18.27||10h 01m 18s||+01° 21’ 33”||Sextans|
|2018 Jun 30||18.26||10h 01m 40s||+01° 14’ 48”||Sextans|
|2018 Jul 01||18.26||10h 02m 02s||+01° 07’ 59”||Sextans|
Distance of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) 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/2018 A6 (Gibbs) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs), 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/2018 A6 (Gibbs) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 A6 (Gibbs) at epoch 28 February 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458178.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||3.01866307 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-14 06:35:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||264.50420852364°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||340.38339669°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2019-Mar-17|
|Distance of closest approach*||2.72451207 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.