Asteroid 1979 XB
Asteroid 1979 XB is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1979 XB is 20h 04m 35s and the Declination is -39° 49’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1979 XB is 24.50 (JPL).
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Asteroid 1979 XB Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 1979 XB finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 1979 XB is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 1979 XB Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 1979 XB from Earth is currently 470,267,275 kilometers, equivalent to 3.143543 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 8.6428 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 0.055860 Astronomical Units, or 8,356,590 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
Asteroid 1979 XB is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
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 Oct 22||19h 58m 36s||-40° 31’ 50”||24.40||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 23||19h 59m 22s||-40° 25’ 55”||24.41||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 24||20h 00m 11s||-40° 20’ 02”||24.43||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 25||20h 01m 00s||-40° 14’ 08”||24.44||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 26||20h 01m 49s||-40° 08’ 13”||24.46||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 27||20h 02m 39s||-40° 02’ 20”||24.47||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 28||20h 03m 30s||-39° 56’ 25”||24.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 29||20h 04m 23s||-39° 50’ 30”||24.50||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 30||20h 05m 16s||-39° 44’ 35”||24.51||Sagittarius|
|2020 Oct 31||20h 06m 10s||-39° 38’ 40”||24.52||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 01||20h 07m 04s||-39° 32’ 45”||24.54||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 02||20h 07m 59s||-39° 26’ 50”||24.55||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 03||20h 08m 56s||-39° 20’ 56”||24.56||Sagittarius|
|2020 Nov 04||20h 09m 51s||-39° 15’ 00”||24.58||Sagittarius|