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Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls)

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is 08h 16m 54s and the Declination is +09° 43’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is 18.04 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

08h 16m 54s
+09° 43’ 00”
  • P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 11° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also P/2021 V2 (Fuls) rise and set times.
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Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Comet P/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (Fuls) in Cancer on September, 28 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in Cancer on September, 28 2022
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/2021 V2 (Fuls) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

P/2021 V2 (Fuls)
RA: 08h 16m 54s
Dec: +09° 43’ 00”
Deep sky finder chart for Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) Distance from Earth

The distance of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) from Earth is currently 593,029,393 kilometers, equivalent to 3.964157 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 58.1331 seconds to travel from Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

32 minutes and 58.1331 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (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 V2 (Fuls) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) to Earth happens on Wed Feb 2 2078 at a distance of 2.542218 Astronomical Units, or 380,310,407 kilometers:

Wed Feb 2 2078

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

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is 18.04.


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/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (Fuls) between January 2013 and December 2100

Comet P/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (Fuls) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.2°
Max altitude: 48.3°
Azimuth: 279.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Comet P/2021 V2 (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/2021 V2 (Fuls) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) at epoch 18 December 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459567.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.61313415
Orbit inclination i 12.69594611°
Perihelion distance q 3.49647465 AU
523,065,164 km
Aphelion distance Q 14.57942744 AU
2,181,051,305 km
Semi-major axis a 9.03795105 AU
1,352,058,235 km
Orbital period period 27.1715 years
9,924.3804 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-21 13:37:21
2,459,966.0676 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 259.84094788946°
Longitude of the ascending node node 232.29293789478°
Mean anomaly M 345.54223700711°
Mean motion n 0.03627430°/day

Visualization of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Comet P/2021 V2 (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 V2 (Fuls)
View Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Comet P/2021 V2 (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 V2 (Fuls) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 21 08h 08m 35s +10° 32’ 49” 18.12 Cancer
2022 Sep 22 08h 09m 42s +10° 26’ 21” 18.11 Cancer
2022 Sep 23 08h 10m 50s +10° 19’ 50” 18.10 Cancer
2022 Sep 24 08h 11m 57s +10° 13’ 18” 18.09 Cancer
2022 Sep 25 08h 13m 02s +10° 06’ 43” 18.08 Cancer
2022 Sep 26 08h 14m 08s +10° 00’ 06” 18.07 Cancer
2022 Sep 27 08h 15m 14s +09° 53’ 29” 18.06 Cancer
2022 Sep 28 08h 16m 18s +09° 46’ 47” 18.05 Cancer
2022 Sep 29 08h 17m 22s +09° 40’ 05” 18.04 Cancer
2022 Sep 30 08h 18m 25s +09° 33’ 21” 18.03 Cancer
2022 Oct 01 08h 19m 29s +09° 26’ 36” 18.02 Cancer
2022 Oct 02 08h 20m 31s +09° 19’ 50” 18.01 Cancer
2022 Oct 03 08h 21m 33s +09° 13’ 00” 18.00 Cancer
2022 Oct 04 08h 22m 36s +09° 06’ 11” 17.99 Cancer