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 360,533,573 kilometers, equivalent to 2.410018 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 2.6106 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 January 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 Jul 15||03h 42m 48s||+01° 14’ 48”||23.47||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 16||03h 44m 30s||+01° 19’ 35”||23.45||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 17||03h 46m 10s||+01° 24’ 19”||23.43||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 18||03h 47m 53s||+01° 28’ 59”||23.41||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 19||03h 49m 35s||+01° 33’ 36”||23.40||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 20||03h 51m 16s||+01° 38’ 08”||23.38||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 21||03h 52m 59s||+01° 42’ 38”||23.36||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 22||03h 54m 42s||+01° 47’ 03”||23.34||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 23||03h 56m 26s||+01° 51’ 25”||23.32||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 24||03h 58m 09s||+01° 55’ 45”||23.30||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 25||03h 59m 53s||+02° 00’ 00”||23.28||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 26||04h 01m 38s||+02° 04’ 10”||23.26||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 27||04h 03m 24s||+02° 08’ 17”||23.24||Taurus|
|2019 Jul 28||04h 05m 08s||+02° 12’ 20”||23.22||Taurus|