Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer)
Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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/2018 F1 (Grauer) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) from Earth is currently 896,938,459 kilometers, equivalent to 5.995663 Astronomical Units. Light takes 49 minutes and 51.8647 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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/2018 F1 (Grauer) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) to Earth happens on Sun Apr 15 2018 at a distance of 2.88091172 Astronomical Units, or 430,978,259 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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/2018 F1 (Grauer), 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 F1 (Grauer) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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/2018 F1 (Grauer) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.99304850 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Dec-14 01:57:28
|Next perihelion transit||7808-Oct-31 20:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||71.628424838145°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||177.28586289745°|
Visualization of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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 F1 (Grauer) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 F1 (Grauer) 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 F1 (Grauer) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 17||22h 00m 10s||+06° 19’ 26”||21.06||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 18||22h 01m 05s||+06° 21’ 15”||21.07||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 19||22h 02m 02s||+06° 23’ 05”||21.08||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 20||22h 02m 57s||+06° 25’ 00”||21.08||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 21||22h 03m 54s||+06° 26’ 56”||21.09||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 22||22h 04m 50s||+06° 28’ 54”||21.10||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 23||22h 05m 44s||+06° 30’ 56”||21.10||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 24||22h 06m 39s||+06° 32’ 59”||21.11||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 25||22h 07m 36s||+06° 35’ 04”||21.11||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 26||22h 08m 30s||+06° 37’ 13”||21.12||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 27||22h 09m 24s||+06° 39’ 23”||21.12||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 28||22h 10m 19s||+06° 41’ 35”||21.13||Pegasus|
|2020 Feb 29||22h 11m 13s||+06° 43’ 49”||21.13||Pegasus|
|2020 Mar 01||22h 12m 07s||+06° 46’ 04”||21.14||Pegasus|