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Asteroid 15 Eunomia

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Asteroid 15 Eunomia Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 15 Eunomia is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 15 Eunomia in Libra on August, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
14h 40m 11s
-24° 48’ 46”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 15 Eunomia Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 15 Eunomia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 114.8°
Max altitude: 13.7°
Azimuth: 245.2°

Asteroid 15 Eunomia Orbit Diagram

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 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
2018 Aug 11 14h 32m 58s -24° 48’ 15” 10.92 Libra
2018 Aug 12 14h 33m 51s -24° 48’ 02” 10.92 Libra
2018 Aug 13 14h 34m 45s -24° 47’ 53” 10.93 Libra
2018 Aug 14 14h 35m 39s -24° 47’ 52” 10.94 Libra
2018 Aug 15 14h 36m 35s -24° 47’ 53” 10.95 Libra
2018 Aug 16 14h 37m 32s -24° 48’ 02” 10.95 Libra
2018 Aug 17 14h 38m 30s -24° 48’ 14” 10.96 Libra
2018 Aug 18 14h 39m 28s -24° 48’ 30” 10.97 Libra
2018 Aug 19 14h 40m 27s -24° 48’ 52” 10.98 Libra
2018 Aug 20 14h 41m 26s -24° 49’ 18” 10.98 Libra
2018 Aug 21 14h 42m 28s -24° 49’ 50” 10.99 Libra
2018 Aug 22 14h 43m 28s -24° 50’ 25” 11.00 Libra
2018 Aug 23 14h 44m 30s -24° 51’ 05” 11.00 Libra
2018 Aug 24 14h 45m 33s -24° 51’ 47” 11.01 Libra

Distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 15 Eunomia is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 15 Eunomia

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 2075

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 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 15 Eunomia at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18615330
Orbit inclination i 11.73345422°
Perihelion distance q 2.15369441 AU
322,188,099 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.13893482 AU
469,577,966 km
Semi-major axis a 2.64631462 AU
395,883,032 km
Orbital period period 4.3000 years
1,572.3913 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-24 16:03:45
2,458,933.1693 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 98.003540843335°
Longitude of the ascending node node 293.04254279452°
Mean anomaly M 192.25490180662°
Mean motion n 0.22895064°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2071-Oct-24
Distance of closest approach* 1.19032029 AU
178,069,381 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.