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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:50  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:19

Asteroid 2013 RF98

Asteroid 2013 RF98 is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 03h 20m 05s and the Declination is +09° 04’ 30” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 24.75 (JPL).

03h 20m 05s
+09° 04’ 30”
Cetus
24.75

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 80.9°
Max altitude: 47.6°
Azimuth: 279.1°
  • 2013 RF98 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2013 RF98 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2013 RF98 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 2013 RF98 in Cetus on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2013 RF98 in Cetus on March, 26 2023
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 2013 RF98 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2013 RF98
RA: 03h 20m 05s
Dec: +09° 04’ 30”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2013 RF98
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2013 RF98?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2013 RF98 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth is currently 5,855,863,429 kilometers, equivalent to 39.144029 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 25 minutes and 33.0579 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2013 RF98 and arrive to us.

5,855,863,429
39.144029
5 hours, 25 minutes and 33.0579 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2013 RF98 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 RF98 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Asteroid 2013 RF98 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2013 RF98 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 24 2013 at a distance of 35.368950 Astronomical Units, or 5,291,119,630 kilometers:

Thu Oct 24 2013
5,291,119,630
35.368950

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

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 is 24.75.

24.75

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2013 RF98, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2013 RF98 as a function of time

Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2013 RF98 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91078159
Orbit inclination i 29.49981312°
Perihelion distance q 36.09478484 AU
5,399,702,966 km
Aphelion distance Q 773.03835575 AU
115,644,892,221 km
Semi-major axis a 404.56657029 AU
60,522,297,593 km
Orbital period period 8,137.5411 years
2,972,236.8721 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2009-Nov-08 16:07:26
2,455,144.1718 JD
Next perihelion transit 10147-Jul-25 13:03
5,427,381.0439 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.74591427322°
Longitude of the ascending node node 67.650402197318°
Mean anomaly M 0.58820283002902°
Mean motion n 0.00012112°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2013 RF98 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2013 RF98 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2013 RF98 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 RF98
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Asteroid 2013 RF98 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2013 RF98 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2013 RF98 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 19 03h 19m 32s +08° 59’ 53” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 20 03h 19m 36s +09° 00’ 32” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 21 03h 19m 41s +09° 01’ 10” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 22 03h 19m 45s +09° 01’ 50” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 23 03h 19m 50s +09° 02’ 29” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 24 03h 19m 54s +09° 03’ 07” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 25 03h 19m 59s +09° 03’ 47” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 26 03h 20m 04s +09° 04’ 27” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 27 03h 20m 09s +09° 05’ 07” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 28 03h 20m 14s +09° 05’ 47” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 29 03h 20m 20s +09° 06’ 25” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 30 03h 20m 25s +09° 07’ 05” 24.75 Cetus
2023 Mar 31 03h 20m 30s +09° 07’ 45” 24.74 Cetus
2023 Apr 01 03h 20m 35s +09° 08’ 26” 24.74 Cetus