Ephemeris for Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
From Washington (change location), C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is not readily observable since it lies so far south that it will never rise more than 16° above the horizon.
As of 20 December 2014, C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)'s position is:
The finder charts below are available in either light-on-dark or dark-on-light color schemes. Click on the finder chart to enlarge it, or on the PDF link in the bottom-right corner to view it at the highest resolution.
The planetarium shows how the path of the comet is orientated relative to the horizon in Washington. The time entry controls can be used to rotate the planetarium to show any time of night or day of the year.
Light-on-dark | Dark-on-light | Planetarium
C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)'s orbit
The chart below shows the path of C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) through the solar system, represented by the green line. The green dot shows the comet's present position.
Click and drag the chart to rotate the camera angle, and use your mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Alternatively, you can use the slider below the chart to adjust the zoom level.
Week-by-week ephemeris for C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
All times are shown below in Washington time. Hover your mouse pointer over the "Observable" column to see more information about where to look for the comet.