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Where is Comet ISON ?

Comet ISON Broke in to pieces during it's perihelion passage of the sun. Whatever tiny fragments are left would now be unobservable and would lie between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter



Click below for outlines of its location at a given time



Time Location Distance from Sun (AU)
1 Dec 2012 Beyond the orbit of Jupiter 5.5
1 Jan 2013 Beyond the orbit of Jupiter 5.2
1 Feb 2013 Beyond the orbit of Jupiter 4.9
1 Mar 2013 Beyond the orbit of Jupiter 4.6
1 Apr 2013 Beyond the orbit of Jupiter 4.2
1 May 2013 Just outside the orbit of Jupiter 3.9
1 Jun 2013 Inside the orbit of Jupiter 3.5
1 Jul 2013 Inside the orbit of Jupiter 3.1
1 Aug 2013 Halfway between Jupiter and Mars orbits 2.6
1 Sep 2013 Halfway between Jupiter and Mars orbits 2.1
3 Oct 2013 Close pass of Mars (6.7 million miles) 1.6
1 Nov 2013 Just inside Earth's orbit 0.99
11 Nov 2013 Inside the orbit of Venus 0.7
23 Nov 2013 Inside the orbit of Mercury 0.3
28 Nov 2013 Perihelion (closest approach to the sun) 0.013
26 Dec 2013 Closest approach to Earth (39 million miles) 0.013


Use the applet below to explore its location in the solar system

NASA's JPL applet for Comet Ison
This is an external link to NASA's JPL Applet

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