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Asteroid 2014 FE72

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Asteroid 2014 FE72 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2014 FE72 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2014 FE72 in Corvus on January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
12h 22m 08s
-15° 16’ 50”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2014 FE72 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 105.3°
Max altitude: 23.2°
Azimuth: 254.7°

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2014 FE72 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2014 FE72 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 2014 FE72
View Asteroid 2014 FE72 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2014 FE72 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2014 FE72 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Jan 17 24.18 12h 22m 15s -15° 15’ 56” Corvus
2018 Jan 18 24.18 12h 22m 14s -15° 16’ 05” Corvus
2018 Jan 19 24.18 12h 22m 14s -15° 16’ 14” Corvus
2018 Jan 20 24.18 12h 22m 13s -15° 16’ 22” Corvus
2018 Jan 21 24.18 12h 22m 11s -15° 16’ 30” Corvus
2018 Jan 22 24.18 12h 22m 10s -15° 16’ 36” Corvus
2018 Jan 23 24.17 12h 22m 09s -15° 16’ 44” Corvus
2018 Jan 24 24.17 12h 22m 08s -15° 16’ 50” Corvus
2018 Jan 25 24.17 12h 22m 06s -15° 16’ 57” Corvus
2018 Jan 26 24.17 12h 22m 05s -15° 17’ 02” Corvus
2018 Jan 27 24.17 12h 22m 04s -15° 17’ 07” Corvus
2018 Jan 28 24.17 12h 22m 02s -15° 17’ 12” Corvus
2018 Jan 29 24.17 12h 22m 00s -15° 17’ 16” Corvus
2018 Jan 30 24.17 12h 21m 59s -15° 17’ 20” Corvus

Distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2014 FE72 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2014 FE72

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2014 FE72, 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 2014 FE72 between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2014 FE72 at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.98119806
Orbit inclination i 20.61555697°
Perihelion distance q 36.33935385 AU
5,436,289,969 km
Aphelion distance Q 3,829.15119142 AU
572,832,865,973 km
Semi-major axis a 1,932.74527263 AU
289,134,577,971 km
Orbital period period 84,970.8800 years
31,035,615.0457 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Oct-29 00:22:51
2,439,062.5159 JD
Next perihelion transit 86938-Jun-15 01:28
33,474,677.5616 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 134.38402843666°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.8019046588°
Mean anomaly M 0.21967260108844°
Mean motion n 0.00001160°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Mar-21
Distance of closest approach* 57.91586349 AU
8,664,089,875 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.