Asteroid 1979 XB
Asteroid 1979 XB Position
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Asteroid 1979 XB Distance
The distance of Asteroid 1979 XB from Earth is currently 208,584,548 kilometers, equivalent to 1.394302 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 35.7632 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1979 XB and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1979 XB from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 1979 XB from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 1979 XB to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1979 XB to Earth happens on Thu Dec 11 2092 at a distance of 0.05586031 Astronomical Units, or 8,356,583 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1979 XB brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1979 XB, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Asteroid 1979 XB rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 1979 XB touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 1979 XB Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.64959796 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||1980-Jan-29 04:00:07
|Next perihelion transit||1983-May-27 23:41
|Argument of perihelion||peri||75.579803835661°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||86.05548731493°|
Visualization of Asteroid 1979 XB Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1979 XB with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1979 XB and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Asteroid 1979 XB 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1979 XB computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1979 XB in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jan 19||17h 35m 38s||-11° 53’ 03”||20.40||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 20||17h 39m 24s||-12° 10’ 28”||20.43||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 21||17h 43m 08s||-12° 27’ 32”||20.45||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 22||17h 46m 50s||-12° 44’ 12”||20.48||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 23||17h 50m 29s||-13° 00’ 28”||20.51||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 24||17h 54m 06s||-13° 16’ 21”||20.54||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 25||17h 57m 42s||-13° 31’ 50”||20.57||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 26||18h 01m 14s||-13° 46’ 57”||20.60||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 27||18h 04m 46s||-14° 01’ 41”||20.63||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 28||18h 08m 16s||-14° 16’ 01”||20.66||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 29||18h 11m 43s||-14° 30’ 01”||20.69||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 30||18h 15m 07s||-14° 43’ 36”||20.72||Serpens|
|2020 Jan 31||18h 18m 30s||-14° 56’ 52”||20.75||Serpens|
|2020 Feb 01||18h 21m 51s||-15° 09’ 44”||20.78||Serpens|