Your guide to the Solar System
🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Dwarf Planets and Asteroids » 

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

Available Resources

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Position

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 00h 03m 30s and the Declination is +03° 50’ 04”.

00h 03m 30s
+03° 50’ 04”

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 fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on October, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
View fullscreen
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
RA: 00h 03m 30s
Dec: +03° 50’ 04”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
View fullscreen

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

The distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth is currently 2,678,857,229 kilometers, equivalent to 17.907055 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 28 minutes and 55.7059 seconds to travel from Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) and arrive to us.

2 hours, 28 minutes and 55.7059 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 7.45532122 Astronomical Units, or 1,115,300,182 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 18.62.


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: 86.2°
Max altitude: 42.3°
Azimuth: 273.8°
Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is above 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, 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 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.38044891
Orbit inclination i 6.94668550°
Perihelion distance q 8.46871920 AU
1,266,902,363 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.86952404 AU
2,822,840,623 km
Semi-major axis a 13.66912162 AU
2,044,871,493 km
Orbital period period 50.5400 years
18,459.0497 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1996-Feb-23 21:00:32
2,450,137.3754 JD
Next perihelion transit 2046-Sep-07 22:12
2,468,596.4250 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.81615508066°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.21437809624°
Mean anomaly M 165.05318096262°
Mean motion n 0.01950263°/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)
View Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2019 Oct 14 00h 04m 33s +03° 57’ 53” 18.58 Pisces
2019 Oct 15 00h 04m 24s +03° 56’ 45” 18.58 Pisces
2019 Oct 16 00h 04m 15s +03° 55’ 39” 18.59 Pisces
2019 Oct 17 00h 04m 06s +03° 54’ 32” 18.60 Pisces
2019 Oct 18 00h 03m 57s +03° 53’ 25” 18.60 Pisces
2019 Oct 19 00h 03m 48s +03° 52’ 18” 18.61 Pisces
2019 Oct 20 00h 03m 39s +03° 51’ 12” 18.61 Pisces
2019 Oct 21 00h 03m 30s +03° 50’ 08” 18.62 Pisces
2019 Oct 22 00h 03m 23s +03° 49’ 02” 18.62 Pisces
2019 Oct 23 00h 03m 15s +03° 47’ 58” 18.63 Pisces
2019 Oct 24 00h 03m 06s +03° 46’ 54” 18.63 Pisces
2019 Oct 25 00h 02m 57s +03° 45’ 51” 18.64 Pisces
2019 Oct 26 00h 02m 49s +03° 44’ 48” 18.64 Pisces
2019 Oct 27 00h 02m 41s +03° 43’ 46” 18.65 Pisces