Asteroid A/2017 U7
Asteroid A/2017 U7 Position
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Asteroid A/2017 U7 Distance
The distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 from Earth is currently 1,021,802,980 kilometers, equivalent to 6.830331 Astronomical Units. Light takes 56 minutes and 48.3679 seconds to travel from Asteroid A/2017 U7 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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.
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 A/2017 U7 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid A/2017 U7 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid A/2017 U7 to Earth happens on Fri Aug 2 2019 at a distance of 5.49289452 Astronomical Units, or 821,725,326 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid A/2017 U7, 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.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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.
Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||6.41754148 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Sep-10 22:46:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||326.00245566963°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||276.2303541161°|
Visualization of Asteroid A/2017 U7 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid A/2017 U7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid A/2017 U7 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!
Asteroid A/2017 U7 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid A/2017 U7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid A/2017 U7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 21||20h 11m 16s||-30° 18’ 21”||19.49||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 22||20h 11m 16s||-30° 17’ 02”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 23||20h 11m 15s||-30° 15’ 43”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 24||20h 11m 12s||-30° 14’ 27”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 25||20h 11m 09s||-30° 13’ 14”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 26||20h 11m 07s||-30° 12’ 02”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 27||20h 11m 03s||-30° 10’ 53”||19.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 28||20h 10m 59s||-30° 09’ 45”||19.47||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 29||20h 10m 54s||-30° 08’ 39”||19.47||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 30||20h 10m 49s||-30° 07’ 36”||19.47||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 31||20h 10m 41s||-30° 06’ 33”||19.47||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 01||20h 10m 35s||-30° 05’ 35”||19.46||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 02||20h 10m 27s||-30° 04’ 36”||19.46||Sagittarius|
|2020 Apr 03||20h 10m 19s||-30° 03’ 42”||19.46||Sagittarius|