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Asteroid 13 Egeria

Asteroid 13 Egeria is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 13 Egeria is 13h 52m 21s and the Declination is -03° 11’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 13 Egeria is 12.06 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 13 Egeria [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]:

13h 52m 21s
-03° 11’ 35”
  • 13 Egeria is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 32° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 13 Egeria is visible with the help of a telescope havng an aperture of 4 inches (100mm) or more.
  • See also 13 Egeria rise and set times.
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Asteroid 13 Egeria Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria in Virgo on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 13 Egeria in Virgo on December, 09 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 13 Egeria is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

13 Egeria
RA: 13h 52m 21s
Dec: -03° 11’ 35”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 13 Egeria
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 13 Egeria from Earth is currently 445,055,854 kilometers, equivalent to 2.975015 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 44.5465 seconds to travel from Asteroid 13 Egeria and arrive to us.

24 minutes and 44.5465 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 1.430007 Astronomical Units, or 213,926,002 kilometers:

Tue Dec 28 2049

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 12.06.


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: 93.1°
Max altitude: 35.3°
Azimuth: 266.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 13 Egeria 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 13 Egeria Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 13 Egeria at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.08528311
Orbit inclination i 16.53553175°
Perihelion distance q 2.35636915 AU
352,507,807 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.79575863 AU
418,239,539 km
Semi-major axis a 2.57606389 AU
385,373,673 km
Orbital period period 4.1300 years
1,510.1962 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Apr-19 00:04:46
2,459,323.5033 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Jun-07 04:47
2,460,833.6995 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 80.414542403868°
Longitude of the ascending node node 43.221022800798°
Mean anomaly M 283.00259217382°
Mean motion n 0.23837962°/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
2021 Dec 02 13h 41m 12s -01° 56’ 04” 12.07 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 13h 42m 42s -02° 06’ 26” 12.07 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 13h 44m 13s -02° 16’ 45” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 05 13h 45m 44s -02° 27’ 00” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 06 13h 47m 14s -02° 37’ 10” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 07 13h 48m 44s -02° 47’ 17” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 08 13h 50m 15s -02° 57’ 20” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 09 13h 51m 43s -03° 07’ 19” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 10 13h 53m 12s -03° 17’ 16” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 11 13h 54m 42s -03° 27’ 07” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 12 13h 56m 09s -03° 36’ 56” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 13 13h 57m 38s -03° 46’ 40” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 14 13h 59m 05s -03° 56’ 20” 12.06 Virgo
2021 Dec 15 14h 00m 33s -04° 05’ 56” 12.05 Virgo