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Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling)

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Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) Position

Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 38m 40s and the Declination is +17° 33’ 09”.

02h 38m 40s
+17° 33’ 09”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) in Aries on April, 08 2020
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is right now (view fullscreen)

C/2019 D1 (Flewelling)
RA: 02h 38m 40s
Dec: +17° 33’ 09”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling)
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Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) Distance

The distance of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) from Earth is currently 768,397,737 kilometers, equivalent to 5.136422 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 43.0990 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) and arrive to us.

42 minutes and 43.0990 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) to Earth happens on Mon Sep 9 2019 at a distance of 1.52330613 Astronomical Units, or 227,883,354 kilometers:

Mon Sep 9 2019

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

Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is 25.28.


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/2019 D1 (Flewelling), 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.5°
Max altitude: 56.1°
Azimuth: 287.6°
Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) at epoch 15 June 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458650.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.98854855
Orbit inclination i 34.09838614°
Perihelion distance q 1.57755324 AU
235,998,606 km
Aphelion distance Q 273.94258736 AU
40,981,227,845 km
Semi-major axis a 137.76007030 AU
20,608,613,225 km
Orbital period period 1,616.9400 years
590,586.4253 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-11 20:12:44
2,458,615.3422 JD
Next perihelion transit 3636-Apr-30 06:25
3,049,201.7675 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 70.477348154098°
Longitude of the ascending node node 231.71779891352°
Mean anomaly M 0.021430929983787°
Mean motion n 0.00060956°/day

Visualization of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 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/2019 D1 (Flewelling)
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Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2019 D1 (Flewelling) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Apr 01 02h 30m 15s +17° 17’ 47” 25.10 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 31m 19s +17° 19’ 42” 25.12 Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 32m 24s +17° 21’ 39” 25.15 Aries
2020 Apr 04 02h 33m 28s +17° 23’ 36” 25.17 Aries
2020 Apr 05 02h 34m 32s +17° 25’ 33” 25.19 Aries
2020 Apr 06 02h 35m 35s +17° 27’ 30” 25.21 Aries
2020 Apr 07 02h 36m 38s +17° 29’ 26” 25.23 Aries
2020 Apr 08 02h 37m 42s +17° 31’ 23” 25.25 Aries
2020 Apr 09 02h 38m 47s +17° 33’ 20” 25.28 Aries
2020 Apr 10 02h 39m 50s +17° 35’ 17” 25.30 Aries
2020 Apr 11 02h 40m 54s +17° 37’ 13” 25.32 Aries
2020 Apr 12 02h 41m 57s +17° 39’ 07” 25.34 Aries
2020 Apr 13 02h 43m 00s +17° 41’ 03” 25.36 Aries
2020 Apr 14 02h 44m 03s +17° 42’ 59” 25.38 Aries