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Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland)

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Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) Position

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension is 12h 23m 16s and the Declination is +17° 18’ 32”.

12h 23m 16s
+17° 18’ 32”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) in on February, 25 2020
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]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) is right now (view fullscreen)

C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
RA: 12h 23m 16s
Dec: +17° 18’ 32”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland)
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Also check out Where is Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) Distance

The distance of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) and arrive to us.


The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 0.00000000 Astronomical Units, or 0 kilometers:

Tue Jan 1 2013

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

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) is -100.00.


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 K1 (Weiland), 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 K1 (Weiland) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°
Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) at epoch 03 June 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458273.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.93721177
Orbit inclination i 164.19268876°
Perihelion distance q 1.87916819 AU
281,119,560 km
Aphelion distance Q 57.97817480 AU
8,673,411,514 km
Semi-major axis a 29.92867149 AU
4,477,265,537 km
Orbital period period 163.7300 years
59,803.9109 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Apr-06 21:34:01
2,458,215.3986 JD
Next perihelion transit 2181-Dec-31 19:25
2,518,019.3095 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 325.00286899841°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.00178933782°
Mean anomaly M 0.3497513015499°
Mean motion n 0.00601967°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland)
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Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 K1 (Weiland) 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 K1 (Weiland) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Feb 18 12h 28m 29s +16° 32’ 58” N.A.
2020 Feb 19 12h 27m 48s +16° 39’ 11” N.A.
2020 Feb 20 12h 27m 06s +16° 45’ 24” N.A.
2020 Feb 21 12h 26m 25s +16° 51’ 37” N.A.
2020 Feb 22 12h 25m 42s +16° 57’ 47” N.A.
2020 Feb 23 12h 25m 00s +17° 03’ 56” N.A.
2020 Feb 24 12h 24m 15s +17° 10’ 05” N.A.
2020 Feb 25 12h 23m 33s +17° 16’ 13” N.A.
2020 Feb 26 12h 22m 49s +17° 22’ 18” N.A.
2020 Feb 27 12h 22m 04s +17° 28’ 21” N.A.
2020 Feb 28 12h 21m 19s +17° 34’ 22” N.A.
2020 Feb 29 12h 20m 34s +17° 40’ 20” N.A.
2020 Mar 01 12h 19m 48s +17° 46’ 18” N.A.
2020 Mar 02 12h 19m 03s +17° 52’ 12” N.A.