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Asteroid 79 Eurynome

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Asteroid 79 Eurynome Position

Asteroid 79 Eurynome is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 17h 56m 35s and the Declination is -18° 10’ 21”.

17h 56m 35s
-18° 10’ 21”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 79 Eurynome is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 79 Eurynome in Sagittarius on September, 15 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 79 Eurynome is right now (view fullscreen)

79 Eurynome
RA: 17h 56m 35s
Dec: -18° 10’ 21”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 79 Eurynome
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Asteroid 79 Eurynome Distance

The distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome from Earth is currently 335,906,430 kilometers, equivalent to 2.245396 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 40.4632 seconds to travel from Asteroid 79 Eurynome and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 40.4632 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 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 January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 79 Eurynome to Earth happens on Mon Nov 10 2081 at a distance of 0.98123684 Astronomical Units, or 146,790,943 kilometers:

Mon Nov 10 2081

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

Asteroid 79 Eurynome brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 12.73.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.2°
Max altitude: 20.3°
Azimuth: 251.8°
Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 79 Eurynome Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 79 Eurynome at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18996141
Orbit inclination i 4.61312634°
Perihelion distance q 1.98193141 AU
296,492,720 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91149326 AU
435,553,194 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44671234 AU
366,022,957 km
Orbital period period 3.8300 years
1,397.8893 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-17 18:20:30
2,459,110.2642 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 201.18518473°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.58308067872°
Mean anomaly M 228.71984573791°
Mean motion n 0.25753111°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 79 Eurynome
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Sep 08 17h 51m 38s -17° 56’ 25” 12.64 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 09 17h 52m 13s -17° 58’ 18” 12.65 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 10 17h 52m 49s -18° 00’ 11” 12.66 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 11 17h 53m 26s -18° 02’ 03” 12.67 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 12 17h 54m 06s -18° 03’ 54” 12.68 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 13 17h 54m 46s -18° 05’ 44” 12.70 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 14 17h 55m 27s -18° 07’ 32” 12.71 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 15 17h 56m 09s -18° 09’ 20” 12.72 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 16 17h 56m 54s -18° 11’ 07” 12.73 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 17 17h 57m 39s -18° 12’ 52” 12.74 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 18 17h 58m 27s -18° 14’ 36” 12.75 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 19 17h 59m 15s -18° 16’ 18” 12.76 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 20 18h 00m 05s -18° 18’ 00” 12.77 Sagittarius
2019 Sep 21 18h 00m 56s -18° 19’ 39” 12.78 Sagittarius