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Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)

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Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) Position

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 42m 17s and the Declination is +13° 24’ 38”.

02h 42m 17s
+13° 24’ 38”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) in Aries on July, 24 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is right now (view fullscreen)

C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)
RA: 02h 42m 17s
Dec: +13° 24’ 38”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) Distance

The distance of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) from Earth is currently 501,360,121 kilometers, equivalent to 3.351385 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 52.3574 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) and arrive to us.

501,360,121
3.351385
27 minutes and 52.3574 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) to Earth happens on Sun Oct 20 2019 at a distance of 2.21177214 Astronomical Units, or 330,876,403 kilometers:

Sun Oct 20 2019
330,876,403
2.211772

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

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) is 13.58.

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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 N2 (ASASSN), 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 N2 (ASASSN) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.4°
Max altitude: 52.0°
Azimuth: 283.5°
Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) at epoch 20 November 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458443.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00005331
Orbit inclination i 77.53988657°
Perihelion distance q 3.12435995 AU
467,397,596 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Nov-11 00:05:44
2,458,798.5040 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 24.408027052718°
Longitude of the ascending node node 25.25771105983°
Mean anomaly M -2.4657928324099E-5°
Mean motion n 0.00000007°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN)
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Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2018 N2 (ASASSN) 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 N2 (ASASSN) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jul 17 02h 40m 31s +11° 46’ 36” 13.68 Aries
2019 Jul 18 02h 40m 48s +12° 00’ 08” 13.67 Aries
2019 Jul 19 02h 41m 04s +12° 13’ 44” 13.65 Aries
2019 Jul 20 02h 41m 21s +12° 27’ 24” 13.64 Aries
2019 Jul 21 02h 41m 35s +12° 41’ 06” 13.62 Aries
2019 Jul 22 02h 41m 49s +12° 54’ 52” 13.61 Aries
2019 Jul 23 02h 42m 03s +13° 08’ 44” 13.59 Aries
2019 Jul 24 02h 42m 15s +13° 22’ 37” 13.58 Aries
2019 Jul 25 02h 42m 28s +13° 36’ 37” 13.56 Aries
2019 Jul 26 02h 42m 38s +13° 50’ 39” 13.55 Aries
2019 Jul 27 02h 42m 47s +14° 04’ 46” 13.53 Aries
2019 Jul 28 02h 42m 56s +14° 18’ 57” 13.52 Aries
2019 Jul 29 02h 43m 04s +14° 33’ 14” 13.50 Aries
2019 Jul 30 02h 43m 09s +14° 47’ 35” 13.48 Aries