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Asteroid 2000 SG344

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Asteroid 2000 SG344 Position

Asteroid 2000 SG344 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 56m 41s and the Declination is +16° 44’ 48”.

02h 56m 41s
+16° 44’ 48”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2000 SG344 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2000 SG344 in Aries on April, 04 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2000 SG344 is right now (view fullscreen)

2000 SG344
RA: 02h 56m 41s
Dec: +16° 44’ 48”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2000 SG344
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Asteroid 2000 SG344 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2000 SG344 from Earth is currently 238,992,782 kilometers, equivalent to 1.597568 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 17.1941 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2000 SG344 and arrive to us.

13 minutes and 17.1941 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 0.01207670 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 26.98.


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: 73.2°
Max altitude: 55.4°
Azimuth: 286.9°
Asteroid 2000 SG344 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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
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 Mar 28 02h 26m 44s +14° 27’ 38” 26.99 Aries
2020 Mar 29 02h 30m 48s +14° 47’ 26” 26.98 Aries
2020 Mar 30 02h 34m 55s +15° 07’ 00” 26.98 Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 39m 03s +15° 26’ 18” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 43m 12s +15° 45’ 20” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 47m 21s +16° 04’ 04” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 51m 32s +16° 22’ 31” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 04 02h 55m 42s +16° 40’ 40” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 05 02h 59m 54s +16° 58’ 30” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 06 03h 04m 09s +17° 16’ 01” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 07 03h 08m 22s +17° 33’ 14” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 08 03h 12m 38s +17° 50’ 07” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 09 03h 16m 54s +18° 06’ 38” 26.98 Aries
2020 Apr 10 03h 21m 11s +18° 22’ 50” 26.98 Aries