Mon, 21 Aug 2017 (153 days ago)
Dominic Ford, Editor
From the Comets feed
From Ashburn (click to change), it will be visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:02 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 29° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:44, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 04:50, when it sinks to 25° above your western horizon.
For more information about its path across the sky, see In-The-Sky.org's ephemeris page for comet C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS).
This event was automatically generated on the basis of orbital elements published by the Minor Planet Center (MPC), and is updated daily (last update, 20 Jan 2018).
Note that the future positions of comets are typically known with a high degree of confidence, but their brightnesses are often much more unpredictable, since it is impossible to predict with certainty how they will respond as they move closer to the Sun. Magnitude estimates should be assumed to be highly provisional more than a few weeks in advance.
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The exact position of comet C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS) will be:
|Comet C/2015 VL62 (Lemmon-Yeung-PANSTARRS)||21h33m20s||+04°49'||Pegasus||12.8|
The coordinates are given in J2000.0.
|The sky on 21 August 2017|
All times shown in EDT.
© Andy Roberts 1997. Pictured comet is C/1995 O1 Hale-Bopp.