KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) is 19h 15m 16s and the Declination is -20° 21’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]).
Summary of key facts about KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
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KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Distance from Earth
The distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth is currently 6,331,651,040 kilometers, equivalent to 42.324473 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 52 minutes and 0.1145 seconds to travel from KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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.
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 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2033 the closest approach of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) to Earth happens on Thu Jul 28 2033 at a distance of 41.87572227 Astronomical Units, or 6,264,518,899 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) brightness
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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.
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||42.33689539 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2060-Mar-14 12:16:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.48456177323°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||159.10409662695°|
Visualization of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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!
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jul 30||19h 15m 50s||-20° 20’ 07”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jul 31||19h 15m 44s||-20° 20’ 17”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 01||19h 15m 41s||-20° 20’ 26”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 02||19h 15m 37s||-20° 20’ 35”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 03||19h 15m 32s||-20° 20’ 44”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 04||19h 15m 28s||-20° 20’ 54”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 05||19h 15m 23s||-20° 21’ 03”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 06||19h 15m 19s||-20° 21’ 14”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 07||19h 15m 15s||-20° 21’ 23”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 08||19h 15m 11s||-20° 21’ 33”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 09||19h 15m 06s||-20° 21’ 42”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 10||19h 15m 02s||-20° 21’ 51”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 11||19h 14m 57s||-20° 22’ 00”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Aug 12||19h 14m 53s||-20° 22’ 09”||N.A.||Sagittarius|