Asteroid 79 Eurynome
Asteroid 79 Eurynome was discovered on September 14, 1863 by James Craig Watson at the Detroit Observatory in Michigan. It is believed to be a member of the Themis family of asteroids located in the outer part of the main asteroid belt. Eurynome has a diameter of approximately 114 km and completes one orbit around the Sun every 5.5 years. Its name comes from Greek mythology, where Eurynome was a daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and was known for her grace and beauty. Little is known about Eurynome's surface and composition, but it is believed to be a primitive C-type asteroid.
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 20h 38m 04s and the Declination is -15° 03’ 32” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 12.79 (JPL).
- 79 Eurynome is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 79 Eurynome is visible with the help of a telescope having an aperture of 6 inches (150mm) or more.
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Asteroid 79 Eurynome Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 79 Eurynome?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 79 Eurynome in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 79 Eurynome Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome from Earth is currently 396,928,169 kilometers, equivalent to 2.653301 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 4.0099 seconds to travel from Asteroid 79 Eurynome and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 79 Eurynome to Earth
Between 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 79 Eurynome to Earth happens on Mon Nov 10 2081 at a distance of 0.981237 Astronomical Units, or 146,790,963 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 79 Eurynome Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 79 Eurynome, 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 79 Eurynome Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.97812387 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Jul-16 01:00:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||201.565507944°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||206.52179093626°|
Visualization of Asteroid 79 Eurynome Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 79 Eurynome with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 79 Eurynome computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 79 Eurynome in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Nov 26||20h 24m 41s||-15° 40’ 08”||12.77||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 27||20h 26m 21s||-15° 35’ 52”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 28||20h 28m 00s||-15° 31’ 27”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 29||20h 29m 43s||-15° 26’ 58”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Nov 30||20h 31m 23s||-15° 22’ 23”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 01||20h 33m 06s||-15° 17’ 40”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 02||20h 34m 49s||-15° 12’ 52”||12.78||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 03||20h 36m 33s||-15° 07’ 58”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 04||20h 38m 16s||-15° 02’ 57”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 05||20h 40m 00s||-14° 57’ 48”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 06||20h 41m 44s||-14° 52’ 36”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 07||20h 43m 30s||-14° 47’ 16”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 08||20h 45m 15s||-14° 41’ 48”||12.79||Capricornus|
|2023 Dec 09||20h 47m 02s||-14° 36’ 16”||12.79||Capricornus|