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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 Cancer. The current Right Ascension is 08h 07m 46s and the Declination is +21° 13’ 58”.

08h 07m 46s
+21° 13’ 58”

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 Cancer on October, 18 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 321,878,765 kilometers, equivalent to 2.151627 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 53.6720 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 MF7 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 53.6720 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

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 30.53.


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: 68.8°
Max altitude: 59.7°
Azimuth: 291.2°
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 Oct 11 07h 57m 56s +21° 27’ 51” 30.68 Gemini
2019 Oct 12 07h 59m 21s +21° 25’ 50” 30.66 Gemini
2019 Oct 13 08h 00m 47s +21° 23’ 51” 30.64 Cancer
2019 Oct 14 08h 02m 11s +21° 21’ 51” 30.62 Cancer
2019 Oct 15 08h 03m 36s +21° 19’ 51” 30.60 Cancer
2019 Oct 16 08h 04m 59s +21° 17’ 53” 30.58 Cancer
2019 Oct 17 08h 06m 23s +21° 15’ 56” 30.55 Cancer
2019 Oct 18 08h 07m 45s +21° 13’ 59” 30.53 Cancer
2019 Oct 19 08h 09m 07s +21° 12’ 02” 30.51 Cancer
2019 Oct 20 08h 10m 30s +21° 10’ 08” 30.49 Cancer
2019 Oct 21 08h 11m 52s +21° 08’ 14” 30.47 Cancer
2019 Oct 22 08h 13m 13s +21° 06’ 21” 30.44 Cancer
2019 Oct 23 08h 14m 34s +21° 04’ 32” 30.42 Cancer
2019 Oct 24 08h 15m 54s +21° 02’ 43” 30.40 Cancer