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Comets > C/2014 A4 (SONEAR)

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) is currently in Lepus and its estimated magnitude is 17.67.

This image represents the area of sky, about 60x40 arc-minutes wide, where Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) is currently located. Click to view a larger and more detailed sky map.

Seven days ephemeris

Date Magnitude Right Ascension Declination Constellation
2014 Apr 16 17.67 05h 03m 27s -25° 12’ 15” Lepus
2014 Apr 17 17.67 05h 03m 33s -25° 03’ 38” Lepus
2014 Apr 18 17.66 05h 03m 41s -24° 55’ 08” Lepus
2014 Apr 19 17.66 05h 03m 50s -24° 46’ 41” Lepus
2014 Apr 20 17.66 05h 03m 57s -24° 38’ 18” Lepus
2014 Apr 21 17.65 05h 04m 06s -24° 30’ 01” Lepus
2014 Apr 22 17.65 05h 04m 17s -24° 21’ 48” Lepus
*click on each row to view in planetarium.
You can also compute Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) ephemeris for custom dates (up to the year 2025) use the planetarium feature.

Predicted light curve

Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) predicted light curve showing magnitude as a function of time:

Data is sampled with a 2 days interval, so there might be inaccuracies for objects which change brightness very rapidly (for instance for comets when they are close to perihelion). Also, for comets there might be in general large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of the their highly dynamic behaviour.

Orbital elements

  • Elements epoch: 2014-Jan-14 00:00:00 UTC (JD: 2456671.5)
  • Orbit's eccentricity (e): 1.00000000
  • Orbit's inclination (i): 121.26187000 degrees
  • Perihelion transit (tp): 2015-Sep-11 02:39:08 (JD: 2457276.6105200001)
  • Perihelion distance (q): 3.82904380 au (572,816,800 km)
  • Perihelion argument (peri): 3.02308000 degrees
  • Ascending node (node): 30.48372000 degrees

Maximum and minimum distances from Earth and Sun

Max and min distances between Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) and Sun and Earth between 2013-Jan-01 and 2025-Jan-01.

  • Minimum distance from Earth: 2.85943154 au (427,764,871 km) on 2015-Oct-16
  • Maximum distance from Earth: 22.31338985 au (3,338,035,616 km) on 2024-Dec-12
  • Minimum distance from Sun: 3.82835299 au (572,713,457 km) on 2015-Sep-11
  • Maximum distance from Sun: 21.67798734 au (3,242,980,754 km) on 2025-Jan-01

Note: values are sampled with 1 day interval, there might be high inaccuracies for the minimum distance from the Sun for objects which move very fast when close to perihelion.