Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)
Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is currently in the constellation of Andromeda. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is 23h 16m 00s and the Declination is +51° 33’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is 26.40 (JPL).
The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) from Greenwich, United Kingdom (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the East-North-East direction at an altitude of 69° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 23h 16m 00s
Dec: +51° 33’ 43”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) from Earth is currently 1,650,401,851 kilometers, equivalent to 11.032255 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 31 minutes and 45.1480 seconds to travel from Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) 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 U6 (Lemmon) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) to Earth happens on Mon Jun 29 2020 at a distance of 0.826972 Astronomical Units, or 123,713,203 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon), 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 U6 (Lemmon) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) at epoch 27 April 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458967.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.91426407 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-18 19:43:24
|Next perihelion transit||11125-Aug-01 23:45
|Argument of perihelion||peri||329.65905805444°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||235.70575453166°|
Visualization of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) 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!
View Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2019 U6 (Lemmon) 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 U6 (Lemmon) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Jun 02||23h 15m 23s||+51° 02’ 42”||26.39||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 03||23h 15m 29s||+51° 07’ 04”||26.39||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 04||23h 15m 36s||+51° 11’ 26”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 05||23h 15m 42s||+51° 15’ 47”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 06||23h 15m 47s||+51° 20’ 07”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 07||23h 15m 51s||+51° 24’ 25”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 08||23h 15m 56s||+51° 28’ 45”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 09||23h 16m 00s||+51° 33’ 02”||26.40||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 10||23h 16m 02s||+51° 37’ 18”||26.41||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 11||23h 16m 05s||+51° 41’ 34”||26.41||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 12||23h 16m 08s||+51° 45’ 48”||26.41||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 13||23h 16m 09s||+51° 50’ 02”||26.41||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 14||23h 16m 10s||+51° 54’ 14”||26.41||Andromeda|
|2023 Jun 15||23h 16m 11s||+51° 58’ 23”||26.42||Andromeda|