Asteroid 249516 Aretha
Asteroid 249516 Aretha Position
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Asteroid 249516 Aretha Distance
The distance of Asteroid 249516 Aretha from Earth is currently 317,756,848 kilometers, equivalent to 2.124073 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 39.9228 seconds to travel from Asteroid 249516 Aretha and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 249516 Aretha 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 249516 Aretha from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 249516 Aretha to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 249516 Aretha to Earth happens on Mon Jan 27 2020 at a distance of 2.01269207 Astronomical Units, or 301,094,449 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 249516 Aretha brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 249516 Aretha, 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 249516 Aretha rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 249516 Aretha 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 249516 Aretha Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.99267608 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-12 19:34:30
|Next perihelion transit||2025-Aug-31 05:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||22.516170240915°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||101.56571143783°|
Visualization of Asteroid 249516 Aretha Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 249516 Aretha with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 249516 Aretha 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 249516 Aretha 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 249516 Aretha computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 249516 Aretha in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Feb 17||08h 26m 34s||+26° 45’ 19”||20.34||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 18||08h 25m 53s||+26° 49’ 00”||20.36||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 19||08h 25m 14s||+26° 52’ 32”||20.38||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 20||08h 24m 36s||+26° 55’ 55”||20.40||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 21||08h 23m 57s||+26° 59’ 12”||20.42||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 22||08h 23m 21s||+27° 02’ 18”||20.45||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 23||08h 22m 48s||+27° 05’ 17”||20.47||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 24||08h 22m 14s||+27° 08’ 08”||20.49||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 25||08h 21m 42s||+27° 10’ 50”||20.51||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 26||08h 21m 11s||+27° 13’ 24”||20.53||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 27||08h 20m 40s||+27° 15’ 50”||20.55||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 28||08h 20m 12s||+27° 18’ 07”||20.56||Cancer|
|2020 Feb 29||08h 19m 45s||+27° 20’ 17”||20.58||Cancer|
|2020 Mar 01||08h 19m 20s||+27° 22’ 18”||20.60||Cancer|