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 556,103,378 kilometers, equivalent to 3.717321 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 54.9612 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 2.01269212 Astronomical Units, or 301,094,457 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, 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 249516 Aretha Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.99253008 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-13 22:04:09
|Argument of perihelion||peri||22.733648324179°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||101.56585254726°|
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.
|2019 Aug 15||07h 09m 21s||+21° 29’ 26”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 16||07h 10m 54s||+21° 28’ 23”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 17||07h 12m 25s||+21° 27’ 19”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 18||07h 13m 56s||+21° 26’ 11”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 19||07h 15m 28s||+21° 25’ 01”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 20||07h 16m 59s||+21° 23’ 48”||21.78||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 21||07h 18m 29s||+21° 22’ 35”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 22||07h 20m 00s||+21° 21’ 18”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 23||07h 21m 30s||+21° 19’ 59”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 24||07h 23m 00s||+21° 18’ 37”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 25||07h 24m 30s||+21° 17’ 13”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 26||07h 25m 59s||+21° 15’ 48”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 27||07h 27m 29s||+21° 14’ 21”||21.79||Gemini|
|2019 Aug 28||07h 28m 58s||+21° 12’ 51”||21.79||Gemini|