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Asteroid 2013 FT28

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Asteroid 2013 FT28 Position

Asteroid 2013 FT28 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 13h 12m 33s and the Declination is -13° 07’ 55”.

13h 12m 33s
-13° 07’ 55”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2013 FT28 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2013 FT28 in Virgo on April, 08 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2013 FT28 is right now (view fullscreen)

2013 FT28
RA: 13h 12m 33s
Dec: -13° 07’ 55”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2013 FT28
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2013 FT28?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2013 FT28 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2013 FT28 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 from Earth is currently 8,112,089,032 kilometers, equivalent to 54.225966 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 hours, 30 minutes and 59.0164 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2013 FT28 and arrive to us.

7 hours, 30 minutes and 59.0164 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2013 FT28 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2013 FT28 to Earth happens on Wed Jun 9 2060 at a distance of 42.47117766 Astronomical Units, or 6,353,597,756 kilometers:

Wed Jun 9 2060

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

Asteroid 2013 FT28 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2013 FT28 is 24.12.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2013 FT28, 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 2013 FT28 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°
Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 FT28 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.85761513
Orbit inclination i 17.35785507°
Perihelion distance q 43.39417699 AU
6,491,676,492 km
Aphelion distance Q 566.13936880 AU
84,693,244,262 km
Semi-major axis a 304.76677290 AU
45,592,460,377 km
Orbital period period 5,320.5900 years
1,943,344.7504 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2060-Jan-01 05:28:51
2,473,459.7284 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 40.782467463211°
Longitude of the ascending node node 217.74969644872°
Mean anomaly M 357.32146228089°
Mean motion n 0.00018525°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2013 FT28 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2013 FT28 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2013 FT28 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 2013 FT28
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Asteroid 2013 FT28 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2013 FT28 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2013 FT28 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Apr 01 13h 13m 00s -13° 10’ 55” 24.14 Virgo
2020 Apr 02 13h 12m 56s -13° 10’ 32” 24.14 Virgo
2020 Apr 03 13h 12m 53s -13° 10’ 10” 24.13 Virgo
2020 Apr 04 13h 12m 50s -13° 09’ 47” 24.13 Virgo
2020 Apr 05 13h 12m 47s -13° 09’ 25” 24.13 Virgo
2020 Apr 06 13h 12m 43s -13° 09’ 02” 24.13 Virgo
2020 Apr 07 13h 12m 39s -13° 08’ 39” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 08 13h 12m 37s -13° 08’ 16” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 09 13h 12m 33s -13° 07’ 53” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 10 13h 12m 29s -13° 07’ 29” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 11 13h 12m 26s -13° 07’ 05” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 12 13h 12m 23s -13° 06’ 42” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 13 13h 12m 20s -13° 06’ 19” 24.12 Virgo
2020 Apr 14 13h 12m 15s -13° 05’ 54” 24.12 Virgo