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Asteroid 2010 GB174

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Asteroid 2010 GB174 Position

Asteroid 2010 GB174 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 07m 29s and the Declination is +13° 29’ 10”.

13h 07m 29s
+13° 29’ 10”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2010 GB174 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2010 GB174 in Virgo on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2010 GB174 is right now (view fullscreen)

2010 GB174
RA: 13h 07m 29s
Dec: +13° 29’ 10”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2010 GB174
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Asteroid 2010 GB174 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2010 GB174 from Earth is currently 10,779,490,179 kilometers, equivalent to 72.056441 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 hours, 59 minutes and 16.5089 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2010 GB174 and arrive to us.

9 hours, 59 minutes and 16.5089 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2010 GB174 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2010 GB174 to Earth happens on Fri Mar 22 2013 at a distance of 68.26125637 Astronomical Units, or 10,211,738,624 kilometers:

Fri Mar 22 2013

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

Asteroid 2010 GB174 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2010 GB174 is 25.17.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2010 GB174, 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 2010 GB174 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.5°
Max altitude: 52.0°
Azimuth: 283.5°
Asteroid 2010 GB174 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2010 GB174 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85790126
Orbit inclination i 21.59825676°
Perihelion distance q 48.64504982 AU
7,277,195,887 km
Aphelion distance Q 636.02040031 AU
95,147,297,798 km
Semi-major axis a 342.33272506 AU
51,212,246,843 km
Orbital period period 6,334.0400 years
2,313,508.2507 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1951-Aug-19 01:51:24
2,433,877.5774 JD
Next perihelion transit 8285-Oct-19 07:52
4,747,385.8281 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 347.13142259722°
Longitude of the ascending node node 130.89290379773°
Mean anomaly M 3.9093234890752°
Mean motion n 0.00015561°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2010 GB174 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2010 GB174 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2010 GB174 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 2010 GB174
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Asteroid 2010 GB174 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2010 GB174 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2010 GB174 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 13h 07m 50s +13° 26’ 34” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 23 13h 07m 46s +13° 26’ 54” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 24 13h 07m 44s +13° 27’ 15” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 25 13h 07m 41s +13° 27’ 34” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 26 13h 07m 38s +13° 27’ 55” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 27 13h 07m 36s +13° 28’ 14” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 28 13h 07m 33s +13° 28’ 33” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 29 13h 07m 31s +13° 28’ 53” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 30 13h 07m 28s +13° 29’ 12” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Mar 31 13h 07m 26s +13° 29’ 30” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Apr 01 13h 07m 23s +13° 29’ 48” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Apr 02 13h 07m 21s +13° 30’ 06” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Apr 03 13h 07m 18s +13° 30’ 24” 25.17 Virgo
2020 Apr 04 13h 07m 14s +13° 30’ 42” 25.17 Virgo