Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral)
Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is currently in the constellation of Draco. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is 18h 56m 05s and the Declination is +53° 12’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is 19.27 (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.
- C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the North-East direction at an altitude of 44° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) from Earth is currently 1,093,318,445 kilometers, equivalent to 7.308382 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 46.9178 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) 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/2020 O2 (Amaral) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) to Earth happens on Fri Jun 11 2021 at a distance of 3.887255 Astronomical Units, or 581,525,089 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral), 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/2020 O2 (Amaral) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||4.86223436 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Aug-28 14:37:15
|Argument of perihelion||peri||10.308627491034°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||256.7571398407°|
Visualization of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) 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/2020 O2 (Amaral) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Sep 24||18h 55m 26s||+53° 49’ 09”||19.22||Draco|
|2023 Sep 25||18h 55m 27s||+53° 44’ 20”||19.23||Draco|
|2023 Sep 26||18h 55m 32s||+53° 39’ 29”||19.23||Draco|
|2023 Sep 27||18h 55m 36s||+53° 34’ 37”||19.24||Draco|
|2023 Sep 28||18h 55m 41s||+53° 29’ 47”||19.24||Draco|
|2023 Sep 29||18h 55m 46s||+53° 24’ 56”||19.25||Draco|
|2023 Sep 30||18h 55m 54s||+53° 20’ 03”||19.26||Draco|
|2023 Oct 01||18h 56m 00s||+53° 15’ 11”||19.26||Draco|
|2023 Oct 02||18h 56m 09s||+53° 10’ 19”||19.27||Draco|
|2023 Oct 03||18h 56m 18s||+53° 05’ 29”||19.27||Draco|
|2023 Oct 04||18h 56m 30s||+53° 00’ 37”||19.28||Draco|
|2023 Oct 05||18h 56m 40s||+52° 55’ 45”||19.28||Draco|
|2023 Oct 06||18h 56m 53s||+52° 50’ 56”||19.29||Draco|
|2023 Oct 07||18h 57m 05s||+52° 46’ 05”||19.30||Draco|