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Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)

Altitude: -40.5°   Azimuth: 333.5°   Direction: North-North-West

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Pisces.

The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is 00h 04m 34s and the Declination is -04° 48’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is 29.98 (JPL).

00h 04m 34s
-04° 48’ 40”

The observed values of Magnitude, Coma Diameter and Tail Length are derived from the most recent observation recorded at the Comet Observers Database. The value of Predicted Magnitude comes from the JPL Horizons ephemerides service and, in the case of comets, might be inaccurate given the highly dynamic and unpredictable behavior of these objects. When available, please refer to the Observed Magnitude value and consider the Predicted 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.

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

Azimuth: 94.8°
Max altitude: 33.7°
Azimuth: 265.2°
  • P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Finder chart of P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Pisces on December,10 2023
Map showing Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Pisces on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
Map showing Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in Pisces on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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: 00h 04m 34s
Dec: -04° 48’ 40”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth is currently 654,224,747 kilometers, equivalent to 4.373222 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 22.2589 seconds to travel from Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

36 minutes and 22.2589 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) to Earth happens on Tue Mar 8 2072 at a distance of 1.136711 Astronomical Units, or 170,049,563 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet P/2019 Y2 (Fuls) as a function of time

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 0.38496514
Orbit inclination i 4.89624794°
Perihelion distance q 2.12483213 AU
317,870,363 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.78479936 AU
715,795,797 km
Semi-major axis a 3.45481574 AU
516,833,080 km
Orbital period period 6.4216 years
2,345.5018 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-31 19:46:09
2,458,880.3237 JD
Next perihelion transit 2026-Jul-04 07:48
2,461,225.8255 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 92.339614468794°
Longitude of the ascending node node 80.835925753199°
Mean anomaly M 344.37155748015°
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
2023 Dec 03 00h 04m 14s -05° 00’ 16” 29.95 Pisces
2023 Dec 04 00h 04m 14s -04° 58’ 56” 29.96 Pisces
2023 Dec 05 00h 04m 15s -04° 57’ 30” 29.96 Pisces
2023 Dec 06 00h 04m 18s -04° 56’ 00” 29.97 Pisces
2023 Dec 07 00h 04m 20s -04° 54’ 24” 29.97 Pisces
2023 Dec 08 00h 04m 23s -04° 52’ 42” 29.98 Pisces
2023 Dec 09 00h 04m 27s -04° 50’ 57” 29.98 Pisces
2023 Dec 10 00h 04m 32s -04° 49’ 05” 29.98 Pisces
2023 Dec 11 00h 04m 39s -04° 47’ 08” 29.99 Pisces
2023 Dec 12 00h 04m 45s -04° 45’ 06” 29.99 Pisces
2023 Dec 13 00h 04m 53s -04° 43’ 00” 30.00 Pisces
2023 Dec 14 00h 05m 00s -04° 40’ 49” 30.00 Pisces
2023 Dec 15 00h 05m 09s -04° 38’ 33” 30.01 Pisces
2023 Dec 16 00h 05m 20s -04° 36’ 11” 30.01 Pisces