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Asteroid 2000 SG344

Asteroid 2000 SG344 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 16h 07m 23s and the Declination is -20° 49’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2000 SG344 is 27.16 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2000 SG344 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

16h 07m 23s
-20° 49’ 40”
  • 2000 SG344 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 17° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2000 SG344 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2000 SG344 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Scorpius on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2000 SG344 in Scorpius on October, 03 2022
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 07m 23s
Dec: -20° 49’ 40”
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 187,054,979 kilometers, equivalent to 1.250385 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 23.9482 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 SG344 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 23.9482 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 0.012033 Astronomical Units, or 1,800,179 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 27.16.


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: 110.8°
Max altitude: 17.7°
Azimuth: 249.1°

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.06691067
Orbit inclination i 0.11240742°
Perihelion distance q 0.91196629 AU
136,428,215 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04275822 AU
155,994,409 km
Semi-major axis a 0.97736225 AU
146,211,312 km
Orbital period period 0.9663 years
352.9245 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Apr-01 22:06:56
2,459,671.4215 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Mar-20 20:18
2,460,024.3460 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 275.3981556907°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.85776387945°
Mean anomaly M 131.66632093541°
Mean motion n 1.02004829°/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
2022 Sep 26 15h 37m 29s -19° 19’ 00” 27.16 Libra
2022 Sep 27 15h 41m 23s -19° 31’ 59” 27.16 Libra
2022 Sep 28 15h 45m 19s -19° 44’ 39” 27.16 Libra
2022 Sep 29 15h 49m 14s -19° 57’ 01” 27.16 Libra
2022 Sep 30 15h 53m 09s -20° 09’ 02” 27.16 Libra
2022 Oct 01 15h 57m 06s -20° 20’ 44” 27.16 Libra
2022 Oct 02 16h 01m 02s -20° 32’ 06” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 03 16h 04m 59s -20° 43’ 06” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 04 16h 08m 57s -20° 53’ 47” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 05 16h 12m 56s -21° 04’ 06” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 06 16h 16m 54s -21° 14’ 04” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 07 16h 20m 53s -21° 23’ 43” 27.16 Scorpius
2022 Oct 08 16h 24m 52s -21° 32’ 58” 27.16 Ophiucus
2022 Oct 09 16h 28m 53s -21° 41’ 53” 27.16 Ophiucus