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Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)

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Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) Position

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension is 04h 47m 28s and the Declination is +13° 30’ 29”.

04h 47m 28s
+13° 30’ 29”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) in Orion on June, 25 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) is right now (view fullscreen)

C/2018 E2 (Barros)
RA: 04h 47m 28s
Dec: +13° 30’ 29”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)
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Also check out Where is Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) Distance

The distance of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) from Earth is currently 1,036,873,678 kilometers, equivalent to 6.931072 Astronomical Units. Light takes 57 minutes and 38.6383 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) and arrive to us.

57 minutes and 38.6383 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) 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.

Distance of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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/2018 E2 (Barros) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) to Earth happens on Thu Jan 18 2018 at a distance of 3.81965271 Astronomical Units, or 571,411,914 kilometers:

Thu Jan 18 2018

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) is 23.07.


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 behvior 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/2018 E2 (Barros), 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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.5°
Max altitude: 52.0°
Azimuth: 283.5°
Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) at epoch 07 May 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458246.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.99778345
Orbit inclination i 97.74280738°
Perihelion distance q 3.92230320 AU
586,768,209 km
Aphelion distance Q 3,535.18860909 AU
528,856,689,503 km
Semi-major axis a 1,769.55545615 AU
264,721,728,856 km
Orbital period period 74,439.6800 years
27,189,091.3087 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Dec-23 16:31:58
2,458,111.1889 JD
Next perihelion transit 76459-Mar-07 23:56
29,647,202.4976 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 277.48119920939°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.201333766952°
Mean anomaly M 0.0017916010493189°
Mean motion n 0.00001324°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) 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/2018 E2 (Barros)
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Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 E2 (Barros) 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 E2 (Barros) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jun 18 04h 43m 59s +12° 57’ 33” 23.01 Taurus
2019 Jun 19 04h 44m 27s +13° 02’ 02” 23.02 Orion
2019 Jun 20 04h 44m 56s +13° 06’ 28” 23.03 Orion
2019 Jun 21 04h 45m 24s +13° 10’ 53” 23.03 Orion
2019 Jun 22 04h 45m 51s +13° 15’ 15” 23.04 Orion
2019 Jun 23 04h 46m 19s +13° 19’ 36” 23.05 Orion
2019 Jun 24 04h 46m 46s +13° 23’ 56” 23.05 Orion
2019 Jun 25 04h 47m 13s +13° 28’ 13” 23.06 Orion
2019 Jun 26 04h 47m 41s +13° 32’ 29” 23.07 Orion
2019 Jun 27 04h 48m 09s +13° 36’ 42” 23.07 Orion
2019 Jun 28 04h 48m 34s +13° 40’ 54” 23.08 Orion
2019 Jun 29 04h 49m 01s +13° 45’ 05” 23.09 Orion
2019 Jun 30 04h 49m 27s +13° 49’ 13” 23.09 Orion
2019 Jul 01 04h 49m 54s +13° 53’ 20” 23.10 Orion