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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:57  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:14

Asteroid 2000 SG344

Asteroid 2000 SG344 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 03h 20m 25s and the Declination is +18° 18’ 11” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 26.83 (JPL).

03h 20m 25s
+18° 18’ 11”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.7°
Max altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 288.5°
  • 2000 SG344 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2000 SG344 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2000 SG344 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2000 SG344 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.

Map showing Asteroid 2000 SG344 in Aries on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2000 SG344 in Aries on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2000 SG344 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2000 SG344
RA: 03h 20m 25s
Dec: +18° 18’ 11”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2000 SG344
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2000 SG344?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2000 SG344 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2000 SG344 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Earth is currently 168,101,154 kilometers, equivalent to 1.123687 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 20.7251 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 SG344 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 20.7251 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 2000 SG344 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Asteroid 2000 SG344 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2000 SG344 to Earth happens on Fri May 10 2069 at a distance of 0.012033 Astronomical Units, or 1,800,183 kilometers:

Fri May 10 2069

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2000 SG344 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 26.83.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2000 SG344, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 as a function of time

Asteroid 2000 SG344 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2000 SG344 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.06685922
Orbit inclination i 0.11248112°
Perihelion distance q 0.91201870 AU
136,436,056 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04271037 AU
155,987,251 km
Semi-major axis a 0.97736453 AU
146,211,654 km
Orbital period period 0.9663 years
352.9257 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Mar-20 20:17:06
2,460,024.3452 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Mar-07 18:30
2,460,377.2709 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 275.40314404542°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.8480514684°
Mean anomaly M 335.6768157895°
Mean motion n 1.02004471°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2000 SG344 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2000 SG344 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2000 SG344 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 2000 SG344
View Asteroid 2000 SG344 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2000 SG344 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2000 SG344 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2000 SG344 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 02h 49m 45s +16° 12’ 50” 26.84 Aries
2023 Mar 17 02h 53m 57s +16° 31’ 17” 26.84 Aries
2023 Mar 18 02h 58m 12s +16° 49’ 24” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 19 03h 02m 26s +17° 07’ 14” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 20 03h 06m 42s +17° 24’ 43” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 21 03h 10m 59s +17° 41’ 53” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 22 03h 15m 16s +17° 58’ 44” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 23 03h 19m 36s +18° 15’ 14” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 24 03h 23m 56s +18° 31’ 22” 26.83 Aries
2023 Mar 25 03h 28m 15s +18° 47’ 08” 26.83 Taurus
2023 Mar 26 03h 32m 38s +19° 02’ 31” 26.83 Taurus
2023 Mar 27 03h 37m 00s +19° 17’ 33” 26.83 Taurus
2023 Mar 28 03h 41m 22s +19° 32’ 11” 26.82 Taurus
2023 Mar 29 03h 45m 47s +19° 46’ 26” 26.82 Taurus