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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is 20h 32m 43s and the Declination is -21° 40’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is 25.71 (JPL).

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20h 32m 43s
-21° 40’ 08”

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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) 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.

Map showing Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Capricornus on May, 17 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Capricornus on May, 17 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
RA: 20h 32m 43s
Dec: -21° 40’ 08”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth is currently 457,327,347 kilometers, equivalent to 3.057044 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 25.4798 seconds to travel from Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

25 minutes and 25.4798 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 Tue Mar 8 2072 at a distance of 1.136710 Astronomical Units, or 170,049,434 kilometers:

Tue Mar 8 2072

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 25.71.


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: 111.7°
Max altitude: 16.9°
Azimuth: 248.3°

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 21 October 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458778.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38496521
Orbit inclination i 4.89624842°
Perihelion distance q 2.12483192 AU
317,870,332 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.78479970 AU
715,795,849 km
Semi-major axis a 3.45481581 AU
516,833,090 km
Orbital period period 6.4200 years
2,345.5018 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-31 19:45:57
2,458,880.3236 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Jul-04 07:48
2,461,225.8254 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 92.339554470918°
Longitude of the ascending node node 80.835931911038°
Mean anomaly M 344.37157928724°
Mean motion n 0.15348528°/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
2021 May 10 20h 31m 19s -21° 33’ 43” 25.67 Capricornus
2021 May 11 20h 31m 35s -21° 34’ 18” 25.68 Capricornus
2021 May 12 20h 31m 48s -21° 34’ 55” 25.68 Capricornus
2021 May 13 20h 32m 00s -21° 35’ 39” 25.69 Capricornus
2021 May 14 20h 32m 12s -21° 36’ 25” 25.69 Capricornus
2021 May 15 20h 32m 21s -21° 37’ 17” 25.70 Capricornus
2021 May 16 20h 32m 30s -21° 38’ 12” 25.70 Capricornus
2021 May 17 20h 32m 38s -21° 39’ 14” 25.71 Capricornus
2021 May 18 20h 32m 44s -21° 40’ 18” 25.71 Capricornus
2021 May 19 20h 32m 49s -21° 41’ 27” 25.71 Capricornus
2021 May 20 20h 32m 53s -21° 42’ 42” 25.72 Capricornus
2021 May 21 20h 32m 57s -21° 43’ 59” 25.72 Capricornus
2021 May 22 20h 32m 58s -21° 45’ 23” 25.73 Capricornus
2021 May 23 20h 32m 58s -21° 46’ 50” 25.73 Capricornus