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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:00 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:07
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Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)

Below the horizon.  Rise: 22:48 | Tran: 4:30 | Set: 10:08
Alt: -7.45°   Az: 86.77°   Direction: East

Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) is in the constellation of Aquarius, at a distance of 649,468,981.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 23h 05m 39s and the Declination is -03° 48’ 56” (apparent coordinates). The latest observed magnitude of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) is 16.1 (data provided by COBS).

Finder chart of C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) in Aquarius on July,15 2024
Map showing Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) in Aquarius on July, 15 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

23h 05m 39s
-03° 48’ 56”
17h 31m 20s
16h 36m 59s

J2000

23h 04m 23s
-03° 56’ 53”

Additional Information

Aquarius
16.1
0.4'
0.7'
2024-07-13
16.48

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.

Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 93.9°
Max altitude: 34.6°
Azimuth: 266.0°
  • C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) is below the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Given its current magnitude, C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)
Sky map showing Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) in Aquarius on July, 15 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

High precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)
RA: 23h 04m 23s
Dec: -03° 56’ 53”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS). Field of view: 60x40 arcmins. View in deep sky object tracker

Also check out Where is Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 649,468,981.0 kilometers, equivalent to 4.3414319867 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36m 6.395s to travel from Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

649,468,981.0
4.3414319867
36m 6.395s

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Mon Nov 10 2025 at a distance of 2.948662 Astronomical Units, or 441,113,572 kilometers:

Mon Nov 10 2025
441,113,572
2.948662

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS), 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) at epoch 02 July 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459763.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 1.00415991
Orbit inclination i 5.50142049°
Perihelion distance q 3.82716781 AU
572,536,156 km
Aphelion distance Q n.a.
Semi-major axis a n.a.
Orbital period period n.a.
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2025-Jul-31 12:02:23
2,460,888.0017 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 75.334118158595°
Longitude of the ascending node node 319.74026021812°
Mean anomaly M -0.039716807659908°
Mean motion n 0.00003532°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS)
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15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2022 N2 (PANSTARRS) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 08 23h 05m 37s -03° 57’ 38” 16.58 Aquarius
2024 Jul 09 23h 05m 40s -03° 56’ 18” 16.57 Aquarius
2024 Jul 10 23h 05m 42s -03° 55’ 02” 16.55 Aquarius
2024 Jul 11 23h 05m 43s -03° 53’ 50” 16.54 Aquarius
2024 Jul 12 23h 05m 44s -03° 52’ 42” 16.53 Aquarius
2024 Jul 13 23h 05m 44s -03° 51’ 38” 16.51 Aquarius
2024 Jul 14 23h 05m 43s -03° 50’ 38” 16.50 Aquarius
2024 Jul 15 23h 05m 41s -03° 49’ 41” 16.49 Aquarius
2024 Jul 16 23h 05m 39s -03° 48’ 49” 16.48 Aquarius
2024 Jul 17 23h 05m 37s -03° 48’ 00” 16.46 Aquarius
2024 Jul 18 23h 05m 33s -03° 47’ 16” 16.45 Aquarius
2024 Jul 19 23h 05m 29s -03° 46’ 35” 16.44 Aquarius
2024 Jul 20 23h 05m 24s -03° 46’ 00” 16.43 Aquarius
2024 Jul 21 23h 05m 19s -03° 45’ 27” 16.41 Aquarius

Additional Resources