81P/Wild reaches its brightest
2016 Feb 27
Dominic Ford – originally published on In-The-Sky.org
From London (click to change), it will become visible at around 18:51 (GMT) as the dusk sky fades, 59° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 9 hours and 15 minutes after the Sun at 02:45.
For more information about its path across the sky, see In-The-Sky.org’s ephemeris page for comet 81P/Wild.
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 Dec 2015).
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.
The exact position of comet 81P/Wild will be:
The coordinates are given in J2000.0.
The details of this observing event were provided courtesy of In-The-Sky.org