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Asteroid 13 Egeria

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Asteroid 13 Egeria Position

Asteroid 13 Egeria is currently in the constellation of Sculptor. The current Right Ascension is 23h 38m 35s and the Declination is -26° 43’ 41”.

23h 38m 35s
-26° 43’ 41”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 13 Egeria is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 13 Egeria in Sculptor on July, 20 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 13 Egeria is right now (view fullscreen)

13 Egeria
RA: 23h 38m 35s
Dec: -26° 43’ 41”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 13 Egeria
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 13 Egeria?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 13 Egeria in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 13 Egeria Distance

The distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria from Earth is currently 302,019,956 kilometers, equivalent to 2.018879 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 47.4301 seconds to travel from Asteroid 13 Egeria and arrive to us.

302,019,956
2.018879
16 minutes and 47.4301 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 13 Egeria to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 13 Egeria to Earth happens on Tue Dec 28 2049 at a distance of 1.43000705 Astronomical Units, or 213,926,010 kilometers:

Tue Dec 28 2049
213,926,010
1.430007

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

Asteroid 13 Egeria brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 13 Egeria is 11.37.

11.37

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 13 Egeria, 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 13 Egeria between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 116.7°
Max altitude: 11.8°
Azimuth: 243.3°
Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 13 Egeria at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.08512142
Orbit inclination i 16.53612295°
Perihelion distance q 2.35670993 AU
352,558,789 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.79525225 AU
418,163,785 km
Semi-major axis a 2.57598109 AU
385,361,287 km
Orbital period period 4.1300 years
1,510.1234 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-19 15:34:33
2,459,324.1490 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 80.544830960601°
Longitude of the ascending node node 43.221917061534°
Mean anomaly M 187.48850739045°
Mean motion n 0.23839112°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 13 Egeria Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 13 Egeria with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria
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Asteroid 13 Egeria Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 13 Egeria. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 207.64 km 0.0163
Sideral Rotation 7.0450 hours 0.2943
Absolute Magnitude 6.74
Geometric Albedo 0.0825

Asteroid 13 Egeria 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 13 Egeria computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 13 Egeria in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jul 13 23h 38m 24s -26° 02’ 56” 11.49 Sculptor
2019 Jul 14 23h 38m 30s -26° 08’ 17” 11.47 Sculptor
2019 Jul 15 23h 38m 35s -26° 13’ 45” 11.46 Sculptor
2019 Jul 16 23h 38m 39s -26° 19’ 18” 11.44 Sculptor
2019 Jul 17 23h 38m 39s -26° 25’ 00” 11.42 Sculptor
2019 Jul 18 23h 38m 40s -26° 30’ 47” 11.40 Sculptor
2019 Jul 19 23h 38m 39s -26° 36’ 41” 11.39 Sculptor
2019 Jul 20 23h 38m 35s -26° 42’ 39” 11.37 Sculptor
2019 Jul 21 23h 38m 30s -26° 48’ 44” 11.35 Sculptor
2019 Jul 22 23h 38m 24s -26° 54’ 55” 11.34 Sculptor
2019 Jul 23 23h 38m 16s -27° 01’ 09” 11.32 Sculptor
2019 Jul 24 23h 38m 06s -27° 07’ 29” 11.30 Sculptor
2019 Jul 25 23h 37m 54s -27° 13’ 54” 11.28 Sculptor
2019 Jul 26 23h 37m 41s -27° 20’ 22” 11.27 Sculptor