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Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls)

Altitude: 19.2°   Azimuth: 151.6°   Direction: South-South-East

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is 12h 58m 26s and the Declination is -15° 05’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current estimated magnitude of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is 19.70 (JPL).

12h 58m 26s
-15° 05’ 35”

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 V2 (Fuls) from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 105.1°
Max altitude: 23.4°
Azimuth: 254.9°
  • P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 19° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, P/2021 V2 (Fuls) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Available Resources

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.

Finder chart of P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in Virgo on December,10 2023
Map showing Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in Virgo on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of P/2021 V2 (Fuls)
Map showing Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) in Virgo 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/2021 V2 (Fuls) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

P/2021 V2 (Fuls)
RA: 12h 58m 26s
Dec: -15° 05’ 35”
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 687,159,521 kilometers, equivalent to 4.593378 Astronomical Units. Light takes 38 minutes and 12.1174 seconds to travel from Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) and arrive to us.

38 minutes and 12.1174 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.

Chart of the distance of Comet P/2021 V2 (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 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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) to Earth happens on Wed Feb 2 2078 at a distance of 2.541719 Astronomical Units, or 380,235,715 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) as a function of time

Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Comet P/2021 V2 (Fuls) at epoch 17 May 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459717.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.61340305
Orbit inclination i 12.69526630°
Perihelion distance q 3.49653626 AU
523,074,380 km
Aphelion distance Q 14.59225774 AU
2,182,970,692 km
Semi-major axis a 9.04439700 AU
1,353,022,536 km
Orbital period period 27.2005 years
9,934.9996 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-21 11:41:54
2,459,965.9874 JD
Next perihelion transit 2050-Apr-04 11:41
2,469,900.9870 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 259.83274785033°
Longitude of the ascending node node 232.29104161803°
Mean anomaly M 350.9959254889°
Mean motion n 0.03623553°/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)
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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
2023 Dec 03 12h 52m 08s -14° 24’ 56” 19.72 Corvus
2023 Dec 04 12h 53m 02s -14° 30’ 42” 19.72 Corvus
2023 Dec 05 12h 53m 54s -14° 36’ 24” 19.71 Corvus
2023 Dec 06 12h 54m 47s -14° 42’ 02” 19.71 Corvus
2023 Dec 07 12h 55m 40s -14° 47’ 39” 19.71 Corvus
2023 Dec 08 12h 56m 31s -14° 53’ 13” 19.71 Corvus
2023 Dec 09 12h 57m 23s -14° 58’ 45” 19.70 Virgo
2023 Dec 10 12h 58m 14s -15° 04’ 14” 19.70 Virgo
2023 Dec 11 12h 59m 03s -15° 09’ 38” 19.70 Virgo
2023 Dec 12 12h 59m 53s -15° 15’ 01” 19.70 Virgo
2023 Dec 13 13h 00m 42s -15° 20’ 21” 19.69 Virgo
2023 Dec 14 13h 01m 32s -15° 25’ 36” 19.69 Virgo
2023 Dec 15 13h 02m 20s -15° 30’ 50” 19.69 Virgo
2023 Dec 16 13h 03m 06s -15° 35’ 59” 19.68 Virgo