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Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls)

Altitude: 6.2°   Azimuth: 94.1°   Direction: East

Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Hydra, at a distance of 735,534,612 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of P/2021 N2 (Fuls) in Hydra on February,23 2024
Map showing Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) in Hydra on February, 23 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is 08h 41m 00s and the Declination is +02° 17’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is 18.91 (JPL).

08h 41m 00s
+02° 17’ 14”

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/2021 N2 (Fuls) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.7°
Max altitude: 40.8°
Azimuth: 272.3°
  • P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the East direction at an altitude of 6° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of P/2021 N2 (Fuls)
Map showing Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) in Hydra on February, 23 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

P/2021 N2 (Fuls)
RA: 08h 41m 00s
Dec: +02° 17’ 14”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) from Earth is currently 735,534,612 kilometers, equivalent to 4.916745 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 53.4794 seconds to travel from Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

40 minutes and 53.4794 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2021 N2 (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/2021 N2 (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/2021 N2 (Fuls) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) to Earth happens on Mon Nov 11 2075 at a distance of 2.762571 Astronomical Units, or 413,274,741 kilometers:

Mon Nov 11 2075

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

Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Comet P/2021 N2 (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/2021 N2 (Fuls) as a function of time

Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) at epoch 04 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459584.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.45239945
Orbit inclination i 13.06282542°
Perihelion distance q 3.79658050 AU
567,960,361 km
Aphelion distance Q 10.06966008 AU
1,506,399,710 km
Semi-major axis a 6.93312029 AU
1,037,180,035 km
Orbital period period 18.2558 years
6,667.9376 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Nov-13 07:45:36
2,459,531.8233 JD
Next perihelion transit 2040-Feb-15 06:15
2,466,199.7610 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 177.34879169008°
Longitude of the ascending node node 221.74244529621°
Mean anomaly M 2.8439972988989°
Mean motion n 0.05398971°/day

Visualization of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2021 N2 (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/2021 N2 (Fuls)
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Comet P/2021 N2 (Fuls) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2021 N2 (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/2021 N2 (Fuls) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 16 08h 44m 09s +01° 55’ 28” 18.87 Hydra
2024 Feb 17 08h 43m 44s +01° 58’ 13” 18.88 Hydra
2024 Feb 18 08h 43m 18s +02° 00’ 59” 18.88 Hydra
2024 Feb 19 08h 42m 53s +02° 03’ 47” 18.89 Hydra
2024 Feb 20 08h 42m 29s +02° 06’ 35” 18.89 Hydra
2024 Feb 21 08h 42m 03s +02° 09’ 27” 18.90 Hydra
2024 Feb 22 08h 41m 39s +02° 12’ 19” 18.90 Hydra
2024 Feb 23 08h 41m 17s +02° 15’ 11” 18.91 Hydra
2024 Feb 24 08h 40m 54s +02° 18’ 06” 18.91 Hydra
2024 Feb 25 08h 40m 31s +02° 21’ 02” 18.92 Hydra
2024 Feb 26 08h 40m 09s +02° 23’ 58” 18.93 Hydra
2024 Feb 27 08h 39m 47s +02° 26’ 56” 18.93 Hydra
2024 Feb 28 08h 39m 25s +02° 29’ 53” 18.94 Hydra
2024 Feb 29 08h 39m 05s +02° 32’ 53” 18.94 Hydra