Asteroid 1979 XB
Asteroid 1979 XB Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 1979 XB is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 1979 XB Distance
The distance of Asteroid 1979 XB from Earth is currently 204,825,400 kilometers, equivalent to 1.369173 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 23.2240 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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.
|2019 Sep 08||05h 27m 41s||+04° 11’ 13”||22.13||Orion|
|2019 Sep 09||05h 29m 57s||+04° 13’ 04”||22.10||Orion|
|2019 Sep 10||05h 32m 16s||+04° 14’ 52”||22.07||Orion|
|2019 Sep 11||05h 34m 35s||+04° 16’ 38”||22.03||Orion|
|2019 Sep 12||05h 36m 56s||+04° 18’ 24”||22.00||Orion|
|2019 Sep 13||05h 39m 18s||+04° 20’ 08”||21.97||Orion|
|2019 Sep 14||05h 41m 42s||+04° 21’ 51”||21.93||Orion|
|2019 Sep 15||05h 44m 08s||+04° 23’ 33”||21.90||Orion|
|2019 Sep 16||05h 46m 35s||+04° 25’ 14”||21.86||Orion|
|2019 Sep 17||05h 49m 04s||+04° 26’ 54”||21.83||Orion|
|2019 Sep 18||05h 51m 34s||+04° 28’ 35”||21.79||Orion|
|2019 Sep 19||05h 54m 06s||+04° 30’ 15”||21.75||Orion|
|2019 Sep 20||05h 56m 42s||+04° 31’ 54”||21.72||Orion|
|2019 Sep 21||05h 59m 18s||+04° 33’ 33”||21.68||Orion|