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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite

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Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Position

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 01h 25m 55s and the Declination is +12° 12’ 36”.

01h 25m 55s
+12° 12’ 36”

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

Map showing Asteroid 29 Amphitrite in Pisces on September, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

29 Amphitrite
RA: 01h 25m 55s
Dec: +12° 12’ 36”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 29 Amphitrite
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 29 Amphitrite?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 29 Amphitrite in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Distance

The distance of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite from Earth is currently 221,413,428 kilometers, equivalent to 1.480057 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 18.5557 seconds to travel from Asteroid 29 Amphitrite and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 18.5557 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 1.38503249 Astronomical Units, or 207,197,912 kilometers:

Fri Nov 5 2060

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 9.26.


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: 77.8°
Max altitude: 50.7°
Azimuth: 282.2°
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite 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 29 Amphitrite Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 29 Amphitrite at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.07269554
Orbit inclination i 6.08252246°
Perihelion distance q 2.36844090 AU
354,313,717 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.73978623 AU
409,866,186 km
Semi-major axis a 2.55411356 AU
382,089,952 km
Orbital period period 4.0800 years
1,490.9351 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-05 18:40:54
2,458,914.2784 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 63.363278054102°
Longitude of the ascending node node 356.34172997778°
Mean anomaly M 284.23531324696°
Mean motion n 0.24145921°/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
2019 Sep 14 01h 30m 20s +12° 12’ 41” 9.43 Pisces
2019 Sep 15 01h 29m 48s +12° 13’ 08” 9.41 Pisces
2019 Sep 16 01h 29m 15s +12° 13’ 24” 9.38 Pisces
2019 Sep 17 01h 28m 39s +12° 13’ 33” 9.36 Pisces
2019 Sep 18 01h 28m 01s +12° 13’ 33” 9.33 Pisces
2019 Sep 19 01h 27m 24s +12° 13’ 24” 9.31 Pisces
2019 Sep 20 01h 26m 44s +12° 13’ 08” 9.29 Pisces
2019 Sep 21 01h 26m 02s +12° 12’ 41” 9.26 Pisces
2019 Sep 22 01h 25m 19s +12° 12’ 06” 9.24 Pisces
2019 Sep 23 01h 24m 34s +12° 11’ 22” 9.21 Pisces
2019 Sep 24 01h 23m 49s +12° 10’ 31” 9.19 Pisces
2019 Sep 25 01h 23m 03s +12° 09’ 29” 9.16 Pisces
2019 Sep 26 01h 22m 14s +12° 08’ 21” 9.14 Pisces
2019 Sep 27 01h 21m 25s +12° 07’ 04” 9.11 Pisces