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Comet Encke (2P/Encke)

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Comet Encke (2P/Encke) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) at epoch 15 March 2015 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457097.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.84832517
Orbit inclination i 11.78183005°
Perihelion distance q 0.33598015 AU
50,261,915 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.09428900 AU
612,496,917 km
Semi-major axis a 2.21513457 AU
331,379,416 km
Orbital period period 3.3000 years
1,204.1999 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2013-Nov-21 18:07:14
2,456,618.2550 JD
Next perihelion transit 2017-Mar-09 22:55
2,457,822.4550 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 186.54370091547°
Longitude of the ascending node node 334.56783929051°
Mean anomaly M 143.2720471023°
Mean motion n 0.29895368°/day

Visualization of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 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!

Orbit Diagram of Comet Encke (2P/Encke)
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Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet Encke (2P/Encke) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 00h 05m 08s +03° 40’ 13” 21.01 Pisces
2019 May 18 00h 05m 49s +03° 45’ 45” 21.01 Pisces
2019 May 19 00h 06m 29s +03° 51’ 15” 21.00 Pisces
2019 May 20 00h 07m 09s +03° 56’ 44” 21.00 Pisces
2019 May 21 00h 07m 49s +04° 02’ 11” 20.99 Pisces
2019 May 22 00h 08m 27s +04° 07’ 36” 20.99 Pisces
2019 May 23 00h 09m 06s +04° 13’ 00” 20.98 Pisces
2019 May 24 00h 09m 45s +04° 18’ 21” 20.98 Pisces
2019 May 25 00h 10m 23s +04° 23’ 40” 20.97 Pisces
2019 May 26 00h 10m 59s +04° 28’ 59” 20.96 Pisces
2019 May 27 00h 11m 36s +04° 34’ 14” 20.96 Pisces
2019 May 28 00h 12m 14s +04° 39’ 28” 20.95 Pisces
2019 May 29 00h 12m 50s +04° 44’ 39” 20.94 Pisces
2019 May 30 00h 13m 24s +04° 49’ 49” 20.94 Pisces