Comet Swan is an unusually bright comet passing Earth on May 13, 2020. It's so bright you can see it with your own eyes.
It's speed is a sizzling 179,000 (111,000). It consists of mostly gas.
Where is Comet Swan now?Space in 3D Web App
Comet Swan is currently --,---,--- (--,---,---) from us, getting - (-) closer to us every second. It flies past Earth at ---,--- km/h (--,--- mph).
Since last night Comet Swan (C2020 F8) is 163,000 km (101,000 mi) closer to us. Since you started looking at this page it is 0 km (0 mi) closer.
When will it be back?
It won't be back in the solar system for another 12,000 years.
Comet Swan has the official name C/2020 F8 (SWAN). SWAN stands for Solar Wind ANisotropies instrument on the ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observer (SOHO) space observatory, which has found 3,000 comets so far.
Photo Credit and other: NASA, ESO/S. Brunier, NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI, NASA/JPL-Caltech, UH/IA, Solar System Scope/INOVE CC BY 4.0