Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 16||01h 57m 24s||+22° 00’ 05”||22.31||Aries|
|2019 Feb 17||02h 02m 35s||+22° 25’ 31”||22.31||Aries|
|2019 Feb 18||02h 07m 47s||+22° 50’ 22”||22.30||Aries|
|2019 Feb 19||02h 13m 04s||+23° 14’ 39”||22.30||Aries|
|2019 Feb 20||02h 18m 23s||+23° 38’ 18”||22.29||Aries|
|2019 Feb 21||02h 23m 44s||+24° 01’ 18”||22.28||Aries|
|2019 Feb 22||02h 29m 08s||+24° 23’ 38”||22.28||Aries|
|2019 Feb 23||02h 34m 35s||+24° 45’ 15”||22.27||Aries|
|2019 Feb 24||02h 40m 04s||+25° 06’ 10”||22.27||Aries|
|2019 Feb 25||02h 45m 35s||+25° 26’ 20”||22.27||Aries|
|2019 Feb 26||02h 51m 10s||+25° 45’ 43”||22.26||Aries|
|2019 Feb 27||02h 56m 45s||+26° 04’ 21”||22.26||Aries|
|2019 Feb 28||03h 02m 24s||+26° 22’ 09”||22.25||Aries|
|2019 Mar 01||03h 08m 04s||+26° 39’ 07”||22.25||Aries|
Distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) 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 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36), 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 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 101955 Bennu (1999 RQ36) at epoch 31 December 2010 00:00 UTC (JD: 2455562.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89689436 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2010-Aug-30 15:24:24
|Next perihelion transit||2011-Nov-10 06:58
|Argument of perihelion||peri||66.223068460884°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||2.0608673293736°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2060-Sep-23|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.00500833 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.