Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
Please donate now to help keep TheSkyLive ads-free. This site cannot run without your voluntary donations.
🌎  Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Where is Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner?

Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 50m 11s and the Declination is -08° 03’ 25”.

13h 50m 11s
-08° 03’ 25”
Virgo
  • 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 19° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 21P/Giacobini-Zinner rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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.

Below you can see a simplified sky chart showing where Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations. More advanced sky charts for Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner are available on TheSkyLive: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Map showing Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner in Virgo on December, 10 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
View fullscreen
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

See also the following additional resources about Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner