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Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)

Altitude: -7.6°   Azimuth: 67.9°   Direction: East-North-East

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is currently in the constellation of Pisces.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 00h 54m 15s and the Declination is +07° 20’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is 18.59 (JPL).

00h 54m 15s
+07° 20’ 45”

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

Azimuth: 82.7°
Max altitude: 45.9°
Azimuth: 277.4°
  • 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on December,05 2023
Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 95P/Chiron (1977 UB)
Map showing Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) in Pisces on December, 05 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 54m 15s
Dec: +07° 20’ 45”
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 2,720,038,971 kilometers, equivalent to 18.182337 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 31 minutes and 13.0734 seconds to travel from Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) and arrive to us.

2 hours, 31 minutes and 13.0734 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) to Earth happens on Thu Apr 4 2097 at a distance of 7.455321 Astronomical Units, or 1,115,300,205 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) as a function of time

Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37621504
Orbit inclination i 6.91806209°
Perihelion distance q 8.55399473 AU
1,279,659,400 km
Aphelion distance Q 18.87210638 AU
2,823,226,935 km
Semi-major axis a 13.71305055 AU
2,051,443,168 km
Orbital period period 50.7819 years
18,548.1049 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2046-Sep-21 09:57:39
2,468,609.9150 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 339.4390698509°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.30547115602°
Mean anomaly M 192.89994109839°
Mean motion n 0.01940899°/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
2023 Nov 28 00h 54m 51s +07° 25’ 37” 18.56 Pisces
2023 Nov 29 00h 54m 46s +07° 24’ 55” 18.56 Pisces
2023 Nov 30 00h 54m 41s +07° 24’ 14” 18.57 Pisces
2023 Dec 01 00h 54m 36s +07° 23’ 34” 18.57 Pisces
2023 Dec 02 00h 54m 30s +07° 22’ 54” 18.57 Pisces
2023 Dec 03 00h 54m 25s +07° 22’ 17” 18.58 Pisces
2023 Dec 04 00h 54m 21s +07° 21’ 39” 18.58 Pisces
2023 Dec 05 00h 54m 18s +07° 21’ 03” 18.59 Pisces
2023 Dec 06 00h 54m 12s +07° 20’ 29” 18.59 Pisces
2023 Dec 07 00h 54m 08s +07° 19’ 54” 18.59 Pisces
2023 Dec 08 00h 54m 06s +07° 19’ 23” 18.60 Pisces
2023 Dec 09 00h 54m 02s +07° 18’ 51” 18.60 Pisces
2023 Dec 10 00h 53m 58s +07° 18’ 21” 18.60 Pisces
2023 Dec 11 00h 53m 56s +07° 17’ 53” 18.61 Pisces