KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Position
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KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Distance
The distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth is currently 6,612,862,986 kilometers, equivalent to 44.204259 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 7 minutes and 38.1366 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 6,264,518,898 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule), 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.
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||42.37733279 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2059-Dec-20 00:57:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||181.14813924539°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||159.04395317345°|
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 Jan 15||19h 15m 25s||-20° 24’ 53”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 16||19h 15m 32s||-20° 24’ 42”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 17||19h 15m 38s||-20° 24’ 29”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 18||19h 15m 44s||-20° 24’ 18”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 19||19h 15m 51s||-20° 24’ 06”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 20||19h 15m 59s||-20° 23’ 53”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 21||19h 16m 05s||-20° 23’ 41”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 22||19h 16m 11s||-20° 23’ 29”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 23||19h 16m 18s||-20° 23’ 17”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||19h 16m 23s||-20° 23’ 04”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||19h 16m 31s||-20° 22’ 53”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 26||19h 16m 36s||-20° 22’ 41”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 27||19h 16m 44s||-20° 22’ 27”||N.A.||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 28||19h 16m 50s||-20° 22’ 15”||N.A.||Sagittarius|