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Asteroid 2014 MU69

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Asteroid 2014 MU69 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2014 MU69 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 MU69 in Aries on April, 20 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
02h 59m 48s
+11° 19’ 53”
 = 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 MU69 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2014 MU69 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 78.7°
Max altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 281.3°

Asteroid 2014 MU69 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2014 MU69 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2014 MU69 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 MU69
View Asteroid 2014 MU69 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2014 MU69 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2014 MU69 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2014 MU69 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Apr 13 23.75 02h 49m 32s +10° 41’ 45” Aries
2018 Apr 14 23.75 02h 50m 58s +10° 47’ 20” Aries
2018 Apr 15 23.74 02h 52m 27s +10° 52’ 50” Aries
2018 Apr 16 23.74 02h 53m 54s +10° 58’ 21” Aries
2018 Apr 17 23.73 02h 55m 23s +11° 03’ 47” Aries
2018 Apr 18 23.73 02h 56m 52s +11° 09’ 11” Aries
2018 Apr 19 23.72 02h 58m 19s +11° 14’ 34” Aries
2018 Apr 20 23.72 02h 59m 48s +11° 19’ 53” Aries
2018 Apr 21 23.71 03h 01m 17s +11° 25’ 09” Aries
2018 Apr 22 23.71 03h 02m 45s +11° 30’ 23” Aries
2018 Apr 23 23.70 03h 04m 14s +11° 35’ 35” Aries
2018 Apr 24 23.70 03h 05m 43s +11° 40’ 42” Aries
2018 Apr 25 23.69 03h 07m 12s +11° 45’ 47” Aries
2018 Apr 26 23.69 03h 08m 40s +11° 50’ 51” Aries

Distance of Asteroid 2014 MU69 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2014 MU69 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 MU69 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2014 MU69 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 2014 MU69

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2014 MU69, 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 MU69 between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 2014 MU69 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2014 MU69 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.04815194
Orbit inclination i 2.45143223°
Perihelion distance q 42.37855380 AU
6,339,741,425 km
Aphelion distance Q 46.66623329 AU
6,981,169,148 km
Semi-major axis a 44.52239355 AU
6,660,455,286 km
Orbital period period 297.0800 years
108,509.1054 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2060-Dec-28 21:53:01
2,473,822.4118 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.48374536841°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.99817571733°
Mean anomaly M 308.17127802404°
Mean motion n 0.00331769°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2039-Aug-11
Distance of closest approach* 1.68520865 AU
252,103,626 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.