Asteroid 433 Eros
Asteroid 433 Eros is an S-type asteroid located in the inner part of the asteroid belt. It was discovered on August 13, 1898 by Gustav Witt in Berlin and named after the Greek god of love. Eros is approximately 34.4 × 11.2 × 11.2 km in size, making it one of the larger near-Earth asteroids. Its orbital period is 1.76 years, and its average distance from the Sun is about 1.46 astronomical units (AU). Eros is notable for being the first asteroid to be orbited and landed on by a spacecraft, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker, in 2000.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 433 Eros is 21h 57m 29s and the Declination is -01° 33’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 433 Eros is 13.12 (JPL).
- 433 Eros is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 433 Eros is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Asteroid 433 Eros Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 433 Eros 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 433 Eros is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 433 Eros?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 433 Eros in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 433 Eros Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 433 Eros from Earth is currently 219,365,047 kilometers, equivalent to 1.466365 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 11.7230 seconds to travel from Asteroid 433 Eros and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 433 Eros 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.
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 433 Eros from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 433 Eros to Earth
Between 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 433 Eros to Earth happens on Mon Jan 24 2056 at a distance of 0.149800 Astronomical Units, or 22,409,694 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 433 Eros Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 433 Eros, 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.
Asteroid 433 Eros Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.13328437 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Aug-11 02:26:26
|Next perihelion transit||2024-May-15 05:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||178.92699517952°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||304.28704011911°|
Visualization of Asteroid 433 Eros Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 433 Eros with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 433 Eros 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!
Asteroid 433 Eros Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 433 Eros. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||5.2700 hours||0.2202|
Asteroid 433 Eros 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 433 Eros computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 433 Eros in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Dec 03||21h 43m 00s||-02° 42’ 07”||13.09||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 04||21h 44m 53s||-02° 33’ 12”||13.09||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 05||21h 46m 50s||-02° 24’ 11”||13.10||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 06||21h 48m 46s||-02° 15’ 00”||13.10||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 07||21h 50m 43s||-02° 05’ 42”||13.11||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 08||21h 52m 41s||-01° 56’ 17”||13.11||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 09||21h 54m 39s||-01° 46’ 42”||13.12||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 10||21h 56m 39s||-01° 37’ 01”||13.12||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 11||21h 58m 41s||-01° 27’ 12”||13.12||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 12||22h 00m 42s||-01° 17’ 16”||13.13||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 13||22h 02m 44s||-01° 07’ 12”||13.13||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 14||22h 04m 47s||-00° 57’ 00”||13.13||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 15||22h 06m 51s||-00° 46’ 41”||13.14||Aquarius|
|2023 Dec 16||22h 08m 57s||-00° 36’ 14”||13.14||Aquarius|