Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral)
Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is currently in the constellation of Cygnus. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is 19h 51m 08s and the Declination is +40° 50’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is 18.51 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 51° 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.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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.
RA: 19h 51m 08s
Dec: +40° 50’ 35”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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 1,013,994,831 kilometers, equivalent to 6.778137 Astronomical Units. Light takes 56 minutes and 22.3227 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
The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) is 18.51.
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/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
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) at epoch 12 February 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459623.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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!
View Comet C/2020 O2 (Amaral) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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 Mar 20||19h 47m 27s||+39° 30’ 19”||18.49||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 21||19h 47m 58s||+39° 40’ 55”||18.49||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 22||19h 48m 29s||+39° 51’ 35”||18.49||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 23||19h 49m 00s||+40° 02’ 18”||18.50||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 24||19h 49m 29s||+40° 13’ 04”||18.50||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 25||19h 49m 59s||+40° 23’ 49”||18.50||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 26||19h 50m 26s||+40° 34’ 39”||18.50||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 27||19h 50m 54s||+40° 45’ 29”||18.51||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 28||19h 51m 23s||+40° 56’ 21”||18.51||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 29||19h 51m 48s||+41° 07’ 15”||18.51||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 30||19h 52m 15s||+41° 18’ 11”||18.52||Cygnus|
|2023 Mar 31||19h 52m 41s||+41° 29’ 08”||18.52||Cygnus|
|2023 Apr 01||19h 53m 06s||+41° 40’ 08”||18.52||Cygnus|
|2023 Apr 02||19h 53m 30s||+41° 51’ 07”||18.52||Cygnus|