Comet Halley (1P/Halley)
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Comet Halley (1P/Halley) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Rise and Set Times
Today's Comet Halley (1P/Halley) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) 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!
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet Halley (1P/Halley) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Dec 05||25.47||08h 29m 57s||+01° 30’ 56”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 06||25.47||08h 29m 52s||+01° 30’ 47”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 07||25.47||08h 29m 47s||+01° 30’ 39”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 08||25.47||08h 29m 43s||+01° 30’ 33”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 09||25.47||08h 29m 38s||+01° 30’ 27”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 10||25.47||08h 29m 32s||+01° 30’ 20”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 11||25.47||08h 29m 27s||+01° 30’ 15”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 12||25.47||08h 29m 22s||+01° 30’ 11”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 13||25.47||08h 29m 17s||+01° 30’ 07”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 14||25.47||08h 29m 12s||+01° 30’ 05”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 15||25.47||08h 29m 08s||+01° 30’ 02”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 16||25.47||08h 29m 02s||+01° 30’ 01”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 17||25.47||08h 28m 56s||+01° 30’ 01”||Hydra|
|2017 Dec 18||25.46||08h 28m 50s||+01° 30’ 01”||Hydra|
Distance of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Halley's Comet is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Comet Halley (1P/Halley)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet Halley (1P/Halley), 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 Halley (1P/Halley) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) at epoch 16 February 1994 00:00 UTC (JD: 2449400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.58597811 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1986-Feb-05 21:29:15
|Next perihelion transit||2061-Jun-01 00:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||111.33248510452°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||58.420080976568°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2061-Jul-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.47799017 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.