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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.

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Asteroid 15 Eunomia in Lupus on February, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
15h 11m 30s
-31° 12’ 02”
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 = 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: 121.2°
Max altitude: 7.3°
Azimuth: 238.8°

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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 Feb 17 10.92 15h 08m 09s -30° 35’ 00” Lupus
2018 Feb 18 10.91 15h 08m 43s -30° 40’ 28” Lupus
2018 Feb 19 10.90 15h 09m 14s -30° 45’ 54” Lupus
2018 Feb 20 10.89 15h 09m 43s -30° 51’ 15” Lupus
2018 Feb 21 10.88 15h 10m 11s -30° 56’ 32” Lupus
2018 Feb 22 10.86 15h 10m 40s -31° 01’ 46” Lupus
2018 Feb 23 10.85 15h 11m 06s -31° 06’ 56” Lupus
2018 Feb 24 10.84 15h 11m 30s -31° 12’ 02” Lupus
2018 Feb 25 10.83 15h 11m 53s -31° 17’ 06” Lupus
2018 Feb 26 10.81 15h 12m 16s -31° 22’ 04” Lupus
2018 Feb 27 10.80 15h 12m 38s -31° 26’ 57” Lupus
2018 Feb 28 10.79 15h 12m 57s -31° 31’ 49” Lupus
2018 Mar 01 10.78 15h 13m 15s -31° 36’ 33” Lupus
2018 Mar 02 10.76 15h 13m 32s -31° 41’ 16” Lupus

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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18669843
Orbit inclination i 11.73274409°
Perihelion distance q 2.15114058 AU
321,806,052 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.13875599 AU
469,551,214 km
Semi-major axis a 2.64494829 AU
395,678,633 km
Orbital period period 4.3000 years
1,571.1737 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2015-Dec-03 23:07:17
2,457,360.4634 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-23 03:17
2,458,931.6371 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 97.757321937588°
Longitude of the ascending node node 293.14094435291°
Mean anomaly M 146.65035150992°
Mean motion n 0.22912807°/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.