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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7

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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension is 06h 40m 26s and the Declination is +22° 42’ 57”.

06h 40m 26s
+22° 42’ 57”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 in Gemini on August, 21 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 from Earth is currently 471,038,467 kilometers, equivalent to 3.148698 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 11.2152 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 and arrive to us.

471,038,467
3.148698
26 minutes and 11.2152 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 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 Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 to Earth happens on Sat Jun 17 2017 at a distance of 0.00728554 Astronomical Units, or 1,089,901 kilometers:

Sat Jun 17 2017
1,089,901
0.007286

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 is 31.36.

31.36

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7, 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 (NEO) 2017 MF7 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 rise and set times

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

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.3°
Max altitude: 61.2°
Azimuth: 292.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.55064646
Orbit inclination i 7.15811328°
Perihelion distance q 0.93401422 AU
139,726,538 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.22313214 AU
482,173,706 km
Semi-major axis a 2.07857318 AU
310,950,122 km
Orbital period period 3.0000 years
1,094.5772 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-15 12:05:53
2,458,985.0041 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 139.26320564742°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.187922287412°
Mean anomaly M 233.53886786252°
Mean motion n 0.32889411°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 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 (NEO) 2017 MF7
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Aug 14 06h 28m 54s +22° 45’ 23” 31.41 Gemini
2019 Aug 15 06h 30m 29s +22° 45’ 12” 31.40 Gemini
2019 Aug 16 06h 32m 04s +22° 44’ 58” 31.40 Gemini
2019 Aug 17 06h 33m 41s +22° 44’ 42” 31.39 Gemini
2019 Aug 18 06h 35m 16s +22° 44’ 21” 31.38 Gemini
2019 Aug 19 06h 36m 51s +22° 43’ 59” 31.37 Gemini
2019 Aug 20 06h 38m 26s +22° 43’ 33” 31.37 Gemini
2019 Aug 21 06h 40m 01s +22° 43’ 05” 31.36 Gemini
2019 Aug 22 06h 41m 38s +22° 42’ 33” 31.35 Gemini
2019 Aug 23 06h 43m 13s +22° 41’ 57” 31.34 Gemini
2019 Aug 24 06h 44m 48s +22° 41’ 20” 31.33 Gemini
2019 Aug 25 06h 46m 23s +22° 40’ 38” 31.33 Gemini
2019 Aug 26 06h 47m 57s +22° 39’ 55” 31.32 Gemini
2019 Aug 27 06h 49m 32s +22° 39’ 08” 31.31 Gemini