Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar)
Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) from Earth is currently 263,652,036 kilometers, equivalent to 1.762405 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 39.4485 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) 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/2019 J2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) to Earth happens on Sun Jul 14 2019 at a distance of 1.75163379 Astronomical Units, or 262,040,685 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) 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 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/2019 J2 (Palomar), 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/2019 J2 (Palomar) rise and set times
Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) is circumpolar and transits at 18:08 UTC (altitude: 71.1°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) 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/2019 J2 (Palomar) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.72285755 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-19 22:40:07
|Next perihelion transit||3018-May-26 01:38
|Argument of perihelion||peri||98.903743085874°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||25.567049120438°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) 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/2019 J2 (Palomar) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 J2 (Palomar) 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 J2 (Palomar) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jul 13||14h 28m 55s||+78° 24’ 38”||16.29||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 14||14h 22m 36s||+77° 18’ 20”||16.28||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 15||14h 17m 22s||+76° 11’ 26”||16.28||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 16||14h 13m 01s||+75° 04’ 09”||16.28||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 17||14h 09m 23s||+73° 56’ 35”||16.28||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 18||14h 06m 19s||+72° 48’ 51”||16.29||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 19||14h 03m 42s||+71° 41’ 06”||16.29||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 20||14h 01m 27s||+70° 33’ 20”||16.29||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 21||13h 59m 32s||+69° 25’ 41”||16.30||Ursa Minor|
|2019 Jul 22||13h 57m 55s||+68° 18’ 12”||16.30||Draco|
|2019 Jul 23||13h 56m 30s||+67° 10’ 58”||16.31||Draco|
|2019 Jul 24||13h 55m 18s||+66° 04’ 00”||16.32||Draco|
|2019 Jul 25||13h 54m 15s||+64° 57’ 20”||16.32||Draco|
|2019 Jul 26||13h 53m 21s||+63° 51’ 06”||16.33||Draco|