Comet C/1870 W1 (Winnecke) is an object with a trajectory through the solar system likely originating from the Oort Cloud. NASA JPL has not classified Winnecke as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Winnecke orbits the sun every days ( years), coming as close as 0.32 AU and reaching as far as -3172.32 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Winnecke's orbit is 0.09 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Winnecke's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Nov. 24, 1870. It was last officially observed on Dec. 1, 1870. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 9 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of C/1870 W1 (Winnecke) is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.