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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 December, 16 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
12h 24m 35s
-15° 37’ 24”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 105.6°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.4°

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
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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 Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 09 12h 24m 25s -15° 34’ 41” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 10 12h 24m 27s -15° 35’ 06” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 11 12h 24m 29s -15° 35’ 30” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 12 12h 24m 29s -15° 35’ 53” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 13 12h 24m 30s -15° 36’ 15” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 14 12h 24m 33s -15° 36’ 38” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 15 12h 24m 33s -15° 37’ 01” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 16 12h 24m 34s -15° 37’ 23” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 17 12h 24m 36s -15° 37’ 45” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 18 12h 24m 38s -15° 38’ 08” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 19 12h 24m 38s -15° 38’ 29” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 20 12h 24m 39s -15° 38’ 49” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 21 12h 24m 39s -15° 39’ 11” 24.24 Corvus
2018 Dec 22 12h 24m 41s -15° 39’ 30” 24.24 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.97586533
Orbit inclination i 20.65504377°
Perihelion distance q 36.33331550 AU
5,435,386,645 km
Aphelion distance Q 2,974.54830502 AU
444,986,093,617 km
Semi-major axis a 1,505.44081026 AU
225,210,740,131 km
Orbital period period 58,412.2200 years
21,335,064.2111 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Aug-29 15:26:29
2,439,002.1434 JD
Next perihelion transit 60379-Jan-30 20:30
23,774,066.3545 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 134.16193045006°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.88321419774°
Mean anomaly M 0.33069543677477°
Mean motion n 0.00001687°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2013-Mar-21
Distance of closest approach* 57.92122496 AU
8,664,891,940 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.