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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 Capricornus on January, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
20h 47m 39s
-20° 37’ 27”
 = 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: 110.6°
Max altitude: 17.9°
Azimuth: 249.4°

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 Jan 17 22.30 20h 36m 47s -21° 07’ 26” Capricornus
2018 Jan 18 22.28 20h 38m 21s -21° 03’ 17” Capricornus
2018 Jan 19 22.27 20h 39m 53s -20° 59’ 05” Capricornus
2018 Jan 20 22.26 20h 41m 26s -20° 54’ 51” Capricornus
2018 Jan 21 22.25 20h 43m 00s -20° 50’ 35” Capricornus
2018 Jan 22 22.24 20h 44m 34s -20° 46’ 14” Capricornus
2018 Jan 23 22.22 20h 46m 06s -20° 41’ 52” Capricornus
2018 Jan 24 22.21 20h 47m 39s -20° 37’ 27” Capricornus
2018 Jan 25 22.20 20h 49m 13s -20° 32’ 58” Capricornus
2018 Jan 26 22.19 20h 50m 45s -20° 28’ 28” Capricornus
2018 Jan 27 22.17 20h 52m 18s -20° 23’ 56” Capricornus
2018 Jan 28 22.16 20h 53m 51s -20° 19’ 19” Capricornus
2018 Jan 29 22.15 20h 55m 23s -20° 14’ 42” Capricornus
2018 Jan 30 22.14 20h 56m 57s -20° 10’ 01” Capricornus

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.04710496
Orbit inclination i 2.45180664°
Perihelion distance q 42.36382619 AU
6,337,538,206 km
Aphelion distance Q 46.55221309 AU
6,964,111,968 km
Semi-major axis a 44.45801964 AU
6,650,825,087 km
Orbital period period 296.4400 years
108,273.8543 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2061-Nov-21 03:24:28
2,474,149.6420 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 183.66169262443°
Longitude of the ascending node node 158.98609958177°
Mean anomaly M 306.30567870997°
Mean motion n 0.00332490°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2015-Jan-10
Distance of closest approach* 2.00759386 AU
300,331,767 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.