Asteroid 5 Astraea
Asteroid 5 Astraea Position
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Asteroid 5 Astraea Distance
The distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth is currently 244,247,728 kilometers, equivalent to 1.632695 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 34.7227 seconds to travel from Asteroid 5 Astraea and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea 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 5 Astraea from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 5 Astraea to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 5 Astraea to Earth happens on Mon Feb 15 2016 at a distance of 1.09542470 Astronomical Units, or 163,873,203 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 5 Astraea brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 5 Astraea, 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 5 Astraea rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 5 Astraea 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 5 Astraea Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08261921 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-17 05:21:17
|Next perihelion transit||2024-May-03 15:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.64841985905°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.57102629798°|
Visualization of Asteroid 5 Astraea Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 5 Astraea with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 5 Astraea 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 5 Astraea Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 5 Astraea. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||16.8000 hours||0.7019|
Asteroid 5 Astraea 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 5 Astraea computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 5 Astraea in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 31||08h 00m 23s||+21° 01’ 04”||10.67||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 01||08h 01m 23s||+21° 00’ 43”||10.69||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 02||08h 02m 25s||+21° 00’ 16”||10.71||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 03||08h 03m 28s||+20° 59’ 40”||10.73||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 04||08h 04m 32s||+20° 58’ 58”||10.74||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 05||08h 05m 38s||+20° 58’ 06”||10.76||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 06||08h 06m 45s||+20° 57’ 09”||10.78||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 07||08h 07m 54s||+20° 56’ 02”||10.80||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 08||08h 09m 03s||+20° 54’ 47”||10.81||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 09||08h 10m 14s||+20° 53’ 26”||10.83||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 10||08h 11m 27s||+20° 51’ 56”||10.85||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 11||08h 12m 41s||+20° 50’ 18”||10.86||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 12||08h 13m 55s||+20° 48’ 33”||10.88||Cancer|
|2020 Apr 13||08h 15m 11s||+20° 46’ 41”||10.90||Cancer|