KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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.
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Rise and Set Times
Today's KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) Orbit Diagram
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) 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.
|2018 Dec 08||19h 06m 03s||-20° 38’ 24”||27.62||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 09||19h 06m 10s||-20° 38’ 16”||27.62||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 10||19h 06m 15s||-20° 38’ 08”||27.61||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 11||19h 06m 21s||-20° 37’ 59”||27.61||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 12||19h 06m 28s||-20° 37’ 51”||27.61||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 13||19h 06m 33s||-20° 37’ 42”||27.61||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 14||19h 06m 39s||-20° 37’ 35”||27.61||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 15||19h 06m 47s||-20° 37’ 26”||27.60||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 16||19h 06m 52s||-20° 37’ 17”||27.60||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 17||19h 06m 59s||-20° 37’ 09”||27.60||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 18||19h 07m 05s||-20° 37’ 00”||27.60||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 19||19h 07m 12s||-20° 36’ 50”||27.59||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 20||19h 07m 18s||-20° 36’ 41”||27.59||Sagittarius|
|2018 Dec 21||19h 07m 24s||-20° 36’ 32”||27.59||Sagittarius|
Distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) 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 (Ultima Thule) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule)
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) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of KBO 2014 MU69 (Ultima Thule) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2064-Sep-08|
|Distance of closest approach*||41.17335998 AU
* 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.