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Asteroid 15 Eunomia

Asteroid 15 Eunomia is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 15 Eunomia is 08h 30m 01s and the Declination is +22° 02’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 15 Eunomia is 9.81 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 15 Eunomia [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]:

08h 30m 01s
+22° 02’ 53”
  • 15 Eunomia is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 49° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 15 Eunomia is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60mm aperture, might require a small telescope.
  • See also 15 Eunomia rise and set times.
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Asteroid 15 Eunomia Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 15 Eunomia 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 15 Eunomia in Cancer on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 15 Eunomia in Cancer on October, 27 2020
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 15 Eunomia is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

15 Eunomia
RA: 08h 30m 01s
Dec: +22° 02’ 53”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 15 Eunomia
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 15 Eunomia?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 15 Eunomia in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 15 Eunomia Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 15 Eunomia from Earth is currently 325,229,873 kilometers, equivalent to 2.174027 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 4.8501 seconds to travel from Asteroid 15 Eunomia and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 4.8501 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 1.190320 Astronomical Units, or 178,069,377 kilometers:

Sat Oct 24 2071

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 9.81.


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: 68.0°
Max altitude: 60.6°
Azimuth: 292.0°

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 Oct 20 08h 22m 15s +22° 47’ 58” 9.87 Cancer
2020 Oct 21 08h 23m 22s +22° 41’ 48” 9.87 Cancer
2020 Oct 22 08h 24m 29s +22° 35’ 39” 9.86 Cancer
2020 Oct 23 08h 25m 33s +22° 29’ 30” 9.85 Cancer
2020 Oct 24 08h 26m 38s +22° 23’ 21” 9.84 Cancer
2020 Oct 25 08h 27m 39s +22° 17’ 15” 9.83 Cancer
2020 Oct 26 08h 28m 41s +22° 11’ 09” 9.82 Cancer
2020 Oct 27 08h 29m 40s +22° 05’ 04” 9.81 Cancer
2020 Oct 28 08h 30m 39s +21° 59’ 02” 9.80 Cancer
2020 Oct 29 08h 31m 36s +21° 53’ 00” 9.79 Cancer
2020 Oct 30 08h 32m 33s +21° 47’ 00” 9.78 Cancer
2020 Oct 31 08h 33m 26s +21° 41’ 03” 9.77 Cancer
2020 Nov 01 08h 34m 19s +21° 35’ 07” 9.76 Cancer
2020 Nov 02 08h 35m 12s +21° 29’ 12” 9.75 Cancer