Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS)
Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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/2019 K1 (ATLAS) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 359,808,946 kilometers, equivalent to 2.405174 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 0.1935 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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 K1 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Mon Feb 24 2020 at a distance of 2.28735446 Astronomical Units, or 342,183,357 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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/2019 K1 (ATLAS), 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 K1 (ATLAS) rise and set times
Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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 K1 (ATLAS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.01271708 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Feb-12 20:24:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||265.67945991348°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||73.37775416775°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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 K1 (ATLAS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 K1 (ATLAS) 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 K1 (ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jan 18||20h 11m 29s||-73° 54’ 26”||16.45||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 19||20h 21m 35s||-74° 02’ 17”||16.44||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 20||20h 31m 55s||-74° 08’ 40”||16.43||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 21||20h 42m 29s||-74° 13’ 32”||16.42||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 22||20h 53m 12s||-74° 16’ 48”||16.42||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 23||21h 04m 04s||-74° 18’ 23”||16.41||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 24||21h 15m 02s||-74° 18’ 15”||16.40||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 25||21h 26m 04s||-74° 16’ 22”||16.39||Pavo|
|2020 Jan 26||21h 37m 09s||-74° 12’ 39”||16.38||Indus|
|2020 Jan 27||21h 48m 11s||-74° 07’ 09”||16.37||Indus|
|2020 Jan 28||21h 59m 12s||-73° 59’ 47”||16.37||Indus|
|2020 Jan 29||22h 10m 08s||-73° 50’ 35”||16.36||Indus|
|2020 Jan 30||22h 20m 54s||-73° 39’ 34”||16.35||Indus|
|2020 Jan 31||22h 31m 32s||-73° 26’ 47”||16.34||Indus|