The Solar System at your Fingertips
Comets » 

Comet Halley (1P/Halley)

Available Resources

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) in Hydra on July, 23 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
08h 23m 44s
+02° 41’ 13”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 87.3°
Max altitude: 41.2°
Azimuth: 272.7°

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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jul 16 25.58 08h 23m 00s +02° 43’ 14” Hydra
2018 Jul 17 25.58 08h 23m 07s +02° 42’ 59” Hydra
2018 Jul 18 25.58 08h 23m 12s +02° 42’ 42” Hydra
2018 Jul 19 25.58 08h 23m 18s +02° 42’ 25” Hydra
2018 Jul 20 25.58 08h 23m 26s +02° 42’ 09” Hydra
2018 Jul 21 25.58 08h 23m 31s +02° 41’ 50” Hydra
2018 Jul 22 25.58 08h 23m 38s +02° 41’ 31” Hydra
2018 Jul 23 25.59 08h 23m 44s +02° 41’ 13” Hydra
2018 Jul 24 25.59 08h 23m 49s +02° 40’ 54” Hydra
2018 Jul 25 25.59 08h 23m 56s +02° 40’ 33” Hydra
2018 Jul 26 25.59 08h 24m 02s +02° 40’ 14” Hydra
2018 Jul 27 25.59 08h 24m 08s +02° 39’ 52” Hydra
2018 Jul 28 25.59 08h 24m 15s +02° 39’ 32” Hydra
2018 Jul 29 25.59 08h 24m 20s +02° 39’ 10” 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.

Distance of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) between January 2013 and December 2075