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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Position

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 03h 22m 06s and the Declination is +23° 05’ 18”.

03h 22m 06s
+23° 05’ 18”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 29 Amphitrite in Aries on April, 07 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is right now (view fullscreen)

29 Amphitrite
RA: 03h 22m 06s
Dec: +23° 05’ 18”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 29 Amphitrite
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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Distance

The distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite from Earth is currently 463,197,584 kilometers, equivalent to 3.096285 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 45.0608 seconds to travel from Asteroid 29 Amphitrite and arrive to us.

463,197,584
3.096285
25 minutes and 45.0608 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite 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. The value of the distance of 29 Amphitrite from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite to Earth happens on Fri Nov 5 2060 at a distance of 1.38503241 Astronomical Units, or 207,197,899 kilometers:

Fri Nov 5 2060
207,197,899
1.385032

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

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is 11.00.

11.00

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite, 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 29 Amphitrite between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.9°
Max altitude: 61.6°
Azimuth: 293.2°
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.07295912
Orbit inclination i 6.08186752°
Perihelion distance q 2.36842108 AU
354,310,752 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.74121568 AU
410,080,030 km
Semi-major axis a 2.55481838 AU
382,195,391 km
Orbital period period 4.0800 years
1,491.5523 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-05 10:01:21
2,458,913.9176 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Apr-04 23:16
2,460,405.4699 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 63.273570266175°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.33586823895°
Mean anomaly M 20.897465627827°
Mean motion n 0.24135929°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite
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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 29 Amphitrite in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 31 03h 08m 12s +22° 14’ 44” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 01 03h 10m 05s +22° 21’ 51” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 02 03h 12m 00s +22° 28’ 58” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 03 03h 13m 54s +22° 36’ 00” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 04 03h 15m 50s +22° 42’ 59” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 05 03h 17m 44s +22° 49’ 54” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 06 03h 19m 41s +22° 56’ 48” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 07 03h 21m 37s +23° 03’ 37” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 08 03h 23m 33s +23° 10’ 22” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 09 03h 25m 29s +23° 17’ 03” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 10 03h 27m 27s +23° 23’ 43” 11.00 Aries
2020 Apr 11 03h 29m 24s +23° 30’ 16” 10.99 Taurus
2020 Apr 12 03h 31m 22s +23° 36’ 47” 10.99 Taurus
2020 Apr 13 03h 33m 20s +23° 43’ 14” 10.99 Taurus