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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 18m 50s and the Declination is -20° 19’ 58” (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]:

19h 18m 50s
-20° 19’ 58”
Sagittarius
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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.

Map showing KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) in Sagittarius on October, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) in Sagittarius on October, 18 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
RA: 19h 18m 50s
Dec: -20° 19’ 58”
Deep sky finder chart for KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Distance from Earth

The distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth is currently 6,477,199,874 kilometers, equivalent to 43.297407 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 5.6132 seconds to travel from KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) and arrive to us.

6,477,199,874
43.297407
6 hours, 5.6132 seconds

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.

Distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2033

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 41.875722 Astronomical Units, or 6,264,518,920 kilometers:

Thu Jul 28 2033
6,264,518,920
41.875722

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) brightness

The current visual magnitude of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) is -100.00.

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KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.3°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) at epoch 30 June 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459396.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05304064
Orbit inclination i 2.44583856°
Perihelion distance q 42.26363421 AU
6,322,549,699 km
Aphelion distance Q 46.99813528 AU
7,030,820,979 km
Semi-major axis a 44.63088475 AU
6,676,685,339 km
Orbital period period 298.1700 years
108,905.9659 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2061-Sep-07 11:32:00
2,474,074.9806 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 183.48099845402°
Longitude of the ascending node node 159.16385698164°
Mean anomaly M 311.47875549139°
Mean motion n 0.00330560°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Oct 11 19h 18m 41s -20° 19’ 54” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 12 19h 18m 42s -20° 19’ 54” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 13 19h 18m 42s -20° 19’ 55” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 14 19h 18m 43s -20° 19’ 56” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 15 19h 18m 45s -20° 19’ 56” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 16 19h 18m 47s -20° 19’ 58” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 17 19h 18m 47s -20° 19’ 58” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 18 19h 18m 50s -20° 19’ 58” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 19 19h 18m 51s -20° 19’ 58” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 20 19h 18m 52s -20° 19’ 56” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 21 19h 18m 55s -20° 19’ 56” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 22 19h 18m 56s -20° 19’ 55” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 23 19h 18m 59s -20° 19’ 54” N.A. Sagittarius
2021 Oct 24 19h 19m 00s -20° 19’ 54” N.A. Sagittarius