Asteroid 5 Astraea
Asteroid 5 Astraea Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 5 Astraea is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 5 Astraea Distance
The distance of Asteroid 5 Astraea from Earth is currently 304,641,115 kilometers, equivalent to 2.036400 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 56.1734 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 1.09542465 Astronomical Units, or 163,873,195 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, 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 5 Astraea Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.08232406 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-17 07:53:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||358.68760778917°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||141.57660421413°|
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.
|2019 Oct 08||07h 31m 00s||+17° 03’ 51”||11.44||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 09||07h 32m 30s||+16° 59’ 58”||11.42||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 10||07h 33m 59s||+16° 56’ 03”||11.41||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 11||07h 35m 26s||+16° 52’ 08”||11.40||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 12||07h 36m 54s||+16° 48’ 11”||11.38||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 13||07h 38m 21s||+16° 44’ 12”||11.37||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 14||07h 39m 47s||+16° 40’ 13”||11.35||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 15||07h 41m 12s||+16° 36’ 12”||11.34||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 16||07h 42m 36s||+16° 32’ 12”||11.32||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 17||07h 43m 59s||+16° 28’ 09”||11.31||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 18||07h 45m 20s||+16° 24’ 07”||11.29||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 19||07h 46m 42s||+16° 20’ 06”||11.28||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 20||07h 48m 03s||+16° 16’ 02”||11.26||Gemini|
|2019 Oct 21||07h 49m 23s||+16° 12’ 01”||11.25||Gemini|