Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok)
Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) is currently in the constellation of Triangulum. The current Right Ascension of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) is 02h 21m 30s and the Declination is +36° 25’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) is 19.51 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- C/2022 U3 (Bok) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 47° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, C/2022 U3 (Bok) is visible only through long exposure photography.
- Go to interactive sky chart
If you need to access this information frequently for your observations, you can create a simple customized Quick Access page, so that you can easily bookmark it in your browser favorites or add a shortcut to your mobile phones' home screen.
Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) 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/2022 U3 (Bok) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 02h 21m 30s
Dec: +36° 25’ 14”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) Distance from Earth
The distance of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) from Earth is currently 1,012,185,778 kilometers, equivalent to 6.766044 Astronomical Units. Light takes 56 minutes and 16.2883 seconds to travel from Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) 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/2022 U3 (Bok) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) to Earth
Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) to Earth happens on Sun Jan 12 2025 at a distance of 4.075818 Astronomical Units, or 609,733,660 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) Brightness
The current visual magnitude of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) is 19.51.
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/2022 U3 (Bok), 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/2022 U3 (Bok) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) at epoch 21 October 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459874.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||4.83040806 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Jul-27 15:31:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||188.94319660467°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||272.81082245923°|
Visualization of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) 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/2022 U3 (Bok) in the 3D Solar System Simulator
Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet C/2022 U3 (Bok) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Mar 16||02h 14m 39s||+36° 28’ 10”||19.53||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 17||02h 15m 32s||+36° 27’ 37”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 18||02h 16m 23s||+36° 27’ 06”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 19||02h 17m 16s||+36° 26’ 40”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 20||02h 18m 09s||+36° 26’ 17”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 21||02h 19m 02s||+36° 25’ 55”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 22||02h 19m 55s||+36° 25’ 37”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 23||02h 20m 49s||+36° 25’ 23”||19.52||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 24||02h 21m 43s||+36° 25’ 12”||19.51||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 25||02h 22m 38s||+36° 25’ 02”||19.51||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 26||02h 23m 33s||+36° 24’ 56”||19.51||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 27||02h 24m 28s||+36° 24’ 52”||19.51||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 28||02h 25m 23s||+36° 24’ 51”||19.51||Triangulum|
|2023 Mar 29||02h 26m 20s||+36° 24’ 53”||19.51||Triangulum|