Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS)
Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) Distance
The distance of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 1,131,216,745 kilometers, equivalent to 7.561717 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 2 minutes and 53.3329 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Tue Apr 5 2022 at a distance of 3.33127868 Astronomical Units, or 498,352,198 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||4.24160805 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jun-09 06:28:11
|Argument of perihelion||peri||351.20219138282°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||199.98495838261°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 T4 (ATLAS) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 T4 (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 T4 (ATLAS) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 28||06h 10m 46s||-30° 28’ 33”||18.03||Columba|
|2020 Mar 29||06h 11m 00s||-30° 22’ 59”||18.03||Columba|
|2020 Mar 30||06h 11m 17s||-30° 17’ 25”||18.03||Columba|
|2020 Mar 31||06h 11m 32s||-30° 11’ 52”||18.03||Columba|
|2020 Apr 01||06h 11m 48s||-30° 06’ 20”||18.03||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 02||06h 12m 06s||-30° 00’ 48”||18.03||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 03||06h 12m 24s||-29° 55’ 19”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 04||06h 12m 42s||-29° 49’ 51”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 05||06h 13m 00s||-29° 44’ 26”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 06||06h 13m 19s||-29° 39’ 01”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 07||06h 13m 39s||-29° 33’ 38”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 08||06h 13m 59s||-29° 28’ 18”||18.02||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 09||06h 14m 21s||-29° 22’ 58”||18.01||Canis Majoris|
|2020 Apr 10||06h 14m 42s||-29° 17’ 40”||18.01||Canis Majoris|