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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)

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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Position

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 33m 18s and the Declination is -01° 18’ 23”.

13h 33m 18s
-01° 18’ 23”

Simplified sky chart showing where Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Virgo on February, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is right now (view fullscreen)

P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
RA: 13h 33m 18s
Dec: -01° 18’ 23”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Distance

The distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth is currently 195,292,563 kilometers, equivalent to 1.305450 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 51.4259 seconds to travel from Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 51.4259 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) 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.

Distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) to Earth happens on Thu Apr 2 2020 at a distance of 1.18671975 Astronomical Units, or 177,530,748 kilometers:

Thu Apr 2 2020

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is 17.68.


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 P/2019 Y2 (Fuls), 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 P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 91.3°
Max altitude: 37.2°
Azimuth: 268.7°
Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) 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.

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) at epoch 30 December 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458848.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.39348646
Orbit inclination i 4.90065116°
Perihelion distance q 2.12930779 AU
318,539,912 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.89216054 AU
731,856,801 km
Semi-major axis a 3.51073416 AU
525,198,357 km
Orbital period period 6.5800 years
2,402.6767 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-31 02:47:59
2,458,879.6167 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Aug-29 19:02
2,461,282.2934 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.948086916183°
Longitude of the ascending node node 81.021660936152°
Mean anomaly M 355.33770012794°
Mean motion n 0.14983289°/day

Visualization of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) 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 P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Feb 22 13h 31m 54s -01° 26’ 12” 17.76 Virgo
2020 Feb 23 13h 32m 12s -01° 25’ 32” 17.75 Virgo
2020 Feb 24 13h 32m 27s -01° 24’ 43” 17.74 Virgo
2020 Feb 25 13h 32m 41s -01° 23’ 47” 17.73 Virgo
2020 Feb 26 13h 32m 53s -01° 22’ 41” 17.72 Virgo
2020 Feb 27 13h 33m 03s -01° 21’ 29” 17.70 Virgo
2020 Feb 28 13h 33m 11s -01° 20’ 08” 17.69 Virgo
2020 Feb 29 13h 33m 17s -01° 18’ 38” 17.68 Virgo
2020 Mar 01 13h 33m 23s -01° 17’ 02” 17.68 Virgo
2020 Mar 02 13h 33m 25s -01° 15’ 17” 17.67 Virgo
2020 Mar 03 13h 33m 25s -01° 13’ 27” 17.66 Virgo
2020 Mar 04 13h 33m 24s -01° 11’ 29” 17.65 Virgo
2020 Mar 05 13h 33m 23s -01° 09’ 24” 17.64 Virgo
2020 Mar 06 13h 33m 17s -01° 07’ 13” 17.63 Virgo