Comet C/2019 K4
Comet C/2019 K4 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4 is right now (view fullscreen)
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Comet C/2019 K4 Distance
The distance of Comet C/2019 K4 from Earth is currently 325,080,359 kilometers, equivalent to 2.173028 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 4.3514 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 K4 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet C/2019 K4 to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 K4 to Earth happens on Tue Sep 17 2019 at a distance of 1.50330927 Astronomical Units, or 224,891,867 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4, 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 K4 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.25680253 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jun-16 12:43:30
|Next perihelion transit||15295-Jul-21 12:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||139.80930855623°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||180.11917118196°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 K4 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 K4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 K4 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 K4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Jul 15||01h 35m 08s||+39° 25’ 36”||17.88||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 16||01h 34m 59s||+39° 14’ 32”||17.87||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 17||01h 34m 49s||+39° 03’ 14”||17.86||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 18||01h 34m 36s||+38° 51’ 38”||17.85||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 19||01h 34m 22s||+38° 39’ 43”||17.83||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 20||01h 34m 05s||+38° 27’ 32”||17.82||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 21||01h 33m 47s||+38° 15’ 01”||17.81||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 22||01h 33m 27s||+38° 02’ 09”||17.80||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 23||01h 33m 03s||+37° 48’ 57”||17.78||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 24||01h 32m 39s||+37° 35’ 25”||17.77||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 25||01h 32m 11s||+37° 21’ 29”||17.76||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 26||01h 31m 41s||+37° 07’ 11”||17.75||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 27||01h 31m 09s||+36° 52’ 29”||17.73||Andromeda|
|2019 Jul 28||01h 30m 36s||+36° 37’ 23”||17.72||Andromeda|