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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Position

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 00h 15m 45s and the Declination is +04° 39’ 03”.

00h 15m 45s
+04° 39’ 03”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on March, 31 2020
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is right now (view fullscreen)

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
RA: 00h 15m 45s
Dec: +04° 39’ 03”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is currently 2,967,005,633 kilometers, equivalent to 19.833208 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 44 minutes and 56.8655 seconds to travel from Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) and arrive to us.

2 hours, 44 minutes and 56.8655 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 7.45532200 Astronomical Units, or 1,115,300,298 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 18.74.


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: 85.4°
Max altitude: 43.2°
Azimuth: 274.6°
Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37878365
Orbit inclination i 6.93955747°
Perihelion distance q 8.50178443 AU
1,271,848,851 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86962782 AU
2,822,856,148 km
Semi-major axis a 13.68570613 AU
2,047,352,500 km
Orbital period period 50.6300 years
18,492.6539 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Feb-08 15:04:13
2,450,122.1279 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Sep-26 06:45
2,468,614.7818 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.81020104484°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.2424853523°
Mean anomaly M 172.83695236834°
Mean motion n 0.01946719°/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
2020 Mar 24 00h 14m 02s +04° 28’ 19” 18.71 Pisces
2020 Mar 25 00h 14m 14s +04° 29’ 39” 18.71 Pisces
2020 Mar 26 00h 14m 27s +04° 31’ 00” 18.71 Pisces
2020 Mar 27 00h 14m 40s +04° 32’ 21” 18.71 Pisces
2020 Mar 28 00h 14m 53s +04° 33’ 42” 18.72 Pisces
2020 Mar 29 00h 15m 06s +04° 35’ 03” 18.72 Pisces
2020 Mar 30 00h 15m 20s +04° 36’ 24” 18.73 Pisces
2020 Mar 31 00h 15m 33s +04° 37’ 45” 18.74 Pisces
2020 Apr 01 00h 15m 46s +04° 39’ 06” 18.74 Pisces
2020 Apr 02 00h 15m 59s +04° 40’ 27” 18.75 Pisces
2020 Apr 03 00h 16m 12s +04° 41’ 48” 18.75 Pisces
2020 Apr 04 00h 16m 24s +04° 43’ 09” 18.76 Pisces
2020 Apr 05 00h 16m 37s +04° 44’ 30” 18.77 Pisces
2020 Apr 06 00h 16m 50s +04° 45’ 51” 18.77 Pisces