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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:43  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:24

Asteroid 79 Eurynome

Asteroid 79 Eurynome is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 19h 25m 04s and the Declination is -17° 53’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 13.29 (JPL).

19h 25m 04s
-17° 53’ 56”

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

Azimuth: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.6°
Azimuth: 252.1°
  • 79 Eurynome is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 79 Eurynome is visible with the help of a telescope havng 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.

Map showing Asteroid 79 Eurynome in Sagittarius on March, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 79 Eurynome in Sagittarius on March, 29 2023
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 79 Eurynome is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

79 Eurynome
RA: 19h 25m 04s
Dec: -17° 53’ 56”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 79 Eurynome
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 416,294,056 kilometers, equivalent to 2.782754 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 8.6075 seconds to travel from Asteroid 79 Eurynome and arrive to us.

23 minutes and 8.6075 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

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 13.29.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome as a function of time

Asteroid 79 Eurynome Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 79 Eurynome at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19074688
Orbit inclination i 4.61389957°
Perihelion distance q 1.97812387 AU
295,923,119 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91064038 AU
435,425,604 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44438212 AU
365,674,362 km
Orbital period period 3.8217 years
1,395.8928 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jul-16 01:00:59
2,460,507.5424 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 201.565507944°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.52179093626°
Mean anomaly M 229.23405342875°
Mean motion n 0.25789946°/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
2023 Mar 22 19h 16m 36s -18° 21’ 48” 13.36 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 23 19h 17m 48s -18° 18’ 01” 13.35 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 24 19h 19m 00s -18° 14’ 11” 13.34 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 25 19h 20m 12s -18° 10’ 18” 13.33 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 26 19h 21m 24s -18° 06’ 25” 13.32 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 27 19h 22m 33s -18° 02’ 30” 13.31 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 28 19h 23m 43s -17° 58’ 35” 13.30 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 29 19h 24m 51s -17° 54’ 37” 13.29 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 30 19h 25m 59s -17° 50’ 38” 13.28 Sagittarius
2023 Mar 31 19h 27m 06s -17° 46’ 37” 13.27 Sagittarius
2023 Apr 01 19h 28m 13s -17° 42’ 36” 13.26 Sagittarius
2023 Apr 02 19h 29m 17s -17° 38’ 34” 13.25 Sagittarius
2023 Apr 03 19h 30m 23s -17° 34’ 29” 13.24 Sagittarius
2023 Apr 04 19h 31m 27s -17° 30’ 25” 13.23 Sagittarius