Asteroid 99942 Apophis
Asteroid 99942 Apophis Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 99942 Apophis is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Asteroid 99942 Apophis Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 99942 Apophis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 99942 Apophis Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 99942 Apophis with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 99942 Apophis 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 99942 Apophis Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 99942 Apophis computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 99942 Apophis in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 10||00h 51m 41s||+03° 16’ 50”||21.59||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 11||00h 56m 08s||+03° 42’ 11”||21.60||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 12||01h 00m 36s||+04° 07’ 18”||21.61||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 13||01h 05m 03s||+04° 32’ 16”||21.61||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 14||01h 09m 28s||+04° 57’ 00”||21.62||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 15||01h 13m 53s||+05° 21’ 32”||21.63||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 16||01h 18m 16s||+05° 45’ 50”||21.63||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 17||01h 22m 41s||+06° 09’ 55”||21.64||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 18||01h 27m 02s||+06° 33’ 44”||21.65||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 19||01h 31m 24s||+06° 57’ 20”||21.66||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 20||01h 35m 45s||+07° 20’ 40”||21.66||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 21||01h 40m 06s||+07° 43’ 45”||21.67||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 22||01h 44m 26s||+08° 06’ 33”||21.68||Pisces|
|2019 Feb 23||01h 48m 44s||+08° 29’ 05”||21.69||Pisces|
Distance of Asteroid 99942 Apophis from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 99942 Apophis from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 99942 Apophis is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 99942 Apophis
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 99942 Apophis, 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 99942 Apophis Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 99942 Apophis. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||30.4000 hours||1.2701|
Asteroid 99942 Apophis Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 99942 Apophis at epoch 23 September 2008 00:00 UTC (JD: 2454733.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.74607243 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2009-Mar-04 09:54:01
|Next perihelion transit||2010-Jan-22 00:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||126.40187952485°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||204.44602891898°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2029-Apr-14|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.00043719 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.