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Asteroid 2000 SG344

Asteroid 2000 SG344 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 16h 50m 08s and the Declination is -22° 23’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 27.31 (JPL).

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16h 50m 08s
-22° 23’ 39”

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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 Ophiucus on October, 25 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2000 SG344 in Ophiucus on October, 25 2020
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: 16h 50m 08s
Dec: -22° 23’ 39”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2000 SG344
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 2000 SG344 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Earth is currently 232,872,047 kilometers, equivalent to 1.556653 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 56.7775 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 SG344 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 56.7775 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.

Distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2000 SG344 to Earth happens on Fri May 10 2069 at a distance of 0.012077 Astronomical Units, or 1,806,648 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 27.31.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2000 SG344 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

Azimuth: 112.3°
Max altitude: 16.2°
Azimuth: 247.6°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2000 SG344 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 2000 SG344 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2000 SG344 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.06695788
Orbit inclination i 0.11220177°
Perihelion distance q 0.91199240 AU
136,432,121 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04288697 AU
156,013,670 km
Semi-major axis a 0.97743968 AU
146,222,896 km
Orbital period period 0.9700 years
352.9664 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-26 00:24:28
2,458,965.5170 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-13 23:36
2,459,318.4834 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 275.34682035489°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.91229304601°
Mean anomaly M 35.680107267374°
Mean motion n 1.01992708°/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
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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
2020 Oct 18 16h 18m 29s -21° 18’ 50” 27.31 Scorpius
2020 Oct 19 16h 22m 30s -21° 28’ 22” 27.31 Scorpius
2020 Oct 20 16h 26m 31s -21° 37’ 32” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 21 16h 30m 33s -21° 46’ 21” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 22 16h 34m 36s -21° 54’ 47” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 23 16h 38m 39s -22° 02’ 50” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 24 16h 42m 42s -22° 10’ 32” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 25 16h 46m 46s -22° 17’ 50” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 26 16h 50m 51s -22° 24’ 46” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 27 16h 54m 55s -22° 31’ 18” 27.31 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 28 16h 58m 59s -22° 37’ 28” 27.30 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 29 17h 03m 05s -22° 43’ 14” 27.30 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 30 17h 07m 10s -22° 48’ 37” 27.30 Ophiucus
2020 Oct 31 17h 11m 17s -22° 53’ 36” 27.30 Ophiucus