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Asteroid 15 Eunomia

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Asteroid 15 Eunomia Position

Asteroid 15 Eunomia is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension is 01h 21m 44s and the Declination is +17° 18’ 01”.

01h 21m 44s
+17° 18’ 01”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 15 Eunomia is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 15 Eunomia in Pisces on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 15 Eunomia is right now (view fullscreen)

15 Eunomia
RA: 01h 21m 44s
Dec: +17° 18’ 01”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 15 Eunomia
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Asteroid 15 Eunomia Distance

The distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Earth is currently 460,752,680 kilometers, equivalent to 3.079941 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 36.9055 seconds to travel from Asteroid 15 Eunomia and arrive to us.

460,752,680
3.079941
25 minutes and 36.9055 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 15 Eunomia to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 15 Eunomia to Earth happens on Sat Oct 24 2071 at a distance of 1.19032026 Astronomical Units, or 178,069,377 kilometers:

Sat Oct 24 2071
178,069,377
1.190320

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

Asteroid 15 Eunomia brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 15 Eunomia is 9.82.

9.82

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 15 Eunomia, 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 15 Eunomia between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.8°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.3°
Asteroid 15 Eunomia is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 15 Eunomia at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18617770
Orbit inclination i 11.75361952°
Perihelion distance q 2.15149367 AU
321,858,872 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.13588582 AU
469,121,842 km
Semi-major axis a 2.64368974 AU
395,490,357 km
Orbital period period 4.3000 years
1,570.0524 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-26 11:16:01
2,458,934.9695 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jul-13 12:31
2,460,505.0219 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 98.595250985126°
Longitude of the ascending node node 292.93479722439°
Mean anomaly M 15.025609307151°
Mean motion n 0.22929171°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 15 Eunomia Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 15 Eunomia with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia
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Asteroid 15 Eunomia Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 15 Eunomia. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 255.33 km 0.0200
Sideral Rotation 6.0830 hours 0.2542
Absolute Magnitude 5.28
Geometric Albedo 0.2094

Asteroid 15 Eunomia 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 15 Eunomia computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 15 Eunomia in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 01h 05m 07s +15° 48’ 06” 9.85 Pisces
2020 Mar 23 01h 07m 13s +15° 59’ 40” 9.85 Pisces
2020 Mar 24 01h 09m 19s +16° 11’ 12” 9.85 Pisces
2020 Mar 25 01h 11m 26s +16° 22’ 42” 9.84 Pisces
2020 Mar 26 01h 13m 32s +16° 34’ 10” 9.84 Pisces
2020 Mar 27 01h 15m 39s +16° 45’ 36” 9.83 Pisces
2020 Mar 28 01h 17m 47s +16° 56’ 59” 9.83 Pisces
2020 Mar 29 01h 19m 54s +17° 08’ 21” 9.83 Pisces
2020 Mar 30 01h 22m 02s +17° 19’ 40” 9.82 Pisces
2020 Mar 31 01h 24m 11s +17° 30’ 56” 9.82 Pisces
2020 Apr 01 01h 26m 18s +17° 42’ 10” 9.81 Pisces
2020 Apr 02 01h 28m 27s +17° 53’ 21” 9.81 Pisces
2020 Apr 03 01h 30m 36s +18° 04’ 29” 9.80 Pisces
2020 Apr 04 01h 32m 44s +18° 15’ 34” 9.80 Pisces