Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1)
Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) is currently in the constellation of Hydra. The current Right Ascension of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) is 08h 45m 08s and the Declination is -05° 03’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
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Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) 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 Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) Distance from Earth
The distance of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) from Earth is currently 14,577,466,067 kilometers, equivalent to 97.444342 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 hours, 30 minutes and 25.1928 seconds to travel from Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) 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/1948 V1 (Eclipse comet) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) to Earth happens on Wed Nov 24 1948 at a distance of 0.55571610 Astronomical Units, or 83,133,946 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) brightness
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.
Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.13542100 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1948-Oct-27 10:15:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||107.2521°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||211.0395°|
Visualization of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) 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!
Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Eclipse comet (Comet C/1948 V1) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Aug 04||08h 44m 49s||-05° 01’ 59”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 05||08h 44m 52s||-05° 02’ 08”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 06||08h 44m 54s||-05° 02’ 17”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 07||08h 44m 57s||-05° 02’ 27”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 08||08h 44m 58s||-05° 02’ 39”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 09||08h 45m 02s||-05° 02’ 48”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 10||08h 45m 03s||-05° 02’ 59”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 11||08h 45m 06s||-05° 03’ 11”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 12||08h 45m 08s||-05° 03’ 21”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 13||08h 45m 11s||-05° 03’ 33”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 14||08h 45m 12s||-05° 03’ 44”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 15||08h 45m 15s||-05° 03’ 56”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 16||08h 45m 18s||-05° 04’ 09”||N.A.||Hydra|
|2020 Aug 17||08h 45m 20s||-05° 04’ 20”||N.A.||Hydra|