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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 00h 36m 46s and the Declination is +06° 29’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 18.92 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

00h 36m 46s
+06° 29’ 08”
  • 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) rise and set times.
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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on May, 12 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on May, 12 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
RA: 00h 36m 46s
Dec: +06° 29’ 08”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is currently 2,935,349,335 kilometers, equivalent to 19.621598 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 43 minutes and 11.2715 seconds to travel from Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) and arrive to us.

2 hours, 43 minutes and 11.2715 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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.

Distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) to Earth happens on Thu Apr 4 2097 at a distance of 7.455322 Astronomical Units, or 1,115,300,274 kilometers:

Thu Apr 4 2097

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 18.92.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB), 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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 83.5°
Max altitude: 45.0°
Azimuth: 276.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37794333
Orbit inclination i 6.93468905°
Perihelion distance q 8.51835292 AU
1,274,327,461 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86935403 AU
2,822,815,190 km
Semi-major axis a 13.69385348 AU
2,048,571,326 km
Orbital period period 50.6800 years
18,509.1699 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Jan-28 07:29:24
2,450,110.8121 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Oct-01 11:34
2,468,619.9820 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.76624507973°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.25936314446°
Mean anomaly M 176.79278252618°
Mean motion n 0.01944982°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 05 00h 35m 22s +06° 20’ 16” 18.91 Pisces
2021 May 06 00h 35m 35s +06° 21’ 28” 18.91 Pisces
2021 May 07 00h 35m 45s +06° 22’ 39” 18.91 Pisces
2021 May 08 00h 35m 57s +06° 23’ 49” 18.91 Pisces
2021 May 09 00h 36m 07s +06° 25’ 00” 18.91 Pisces
2021 May 10 00h 36m 18s +06° 26’ 08” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 11 00h 36m 29s +06° 27’ 18” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 12 00h 36m 39s +06° 28’ 26” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 13 00h 36m 50s +06° 29’ 34” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 14 00h 37m 00s +06° 30’ 41” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 15 00h 37m 10s +06° 31’ 46” 18.92 Pisces
2021 May 16 00h 37m 21s +06° 32’ 52” 18.93 Pisces
2021 May 17 00h 37m 31s +06° 33’ 56” 18.93 Pisces
2021 May 18 00h 37m 41s +06° 35’ 00” 18.93 Pisces