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Asteroid 79 Eurynome

Asteroid 79 Eurynome is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 07h 17m 07s and the Declination is +18° 23’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 79 Eurynome is 12.88 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 79 Eurynome [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]:

07h 17m 07s
+18° 23’ 33”
  • 79 Eurynome is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 35° 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.
  • See also 79 Eurynome rise and set times.
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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 Gemini on May, 12 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 79 Eurynome in Gemini on May, 12 2021
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: 07h 17m 07s
Dec: +18° 23’ 33”
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 402,235,386 kilometers, equivalent to 2.688777 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 21.7128 seconds to travel from Asteroid 79 Eurynome and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 21.7128 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 0.981237 Astronomical Units, or 146,790,945 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 12.88.


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: 71.6°
Max altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 288.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 79 Eurynome at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18995792
Orbit inclination i 4.61251269°
Perihelion distance q 1.98025796 AU
296,242,375 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.90901389 AU
435,182,284 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44463592 AU
365,712,329 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,396.1102 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-18 12:05:17
2,459,111.0037 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jul-15 14:44
2,460,507.1139 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 201.51101217053°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.53361601771°
Mean anomaly M 331.50560082334°
Mean motion n 0.25785929°/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
2021 May 05 07h 03m 17s +18° 38’ 52” 12.81 Gemini
2021 May 06 07h 05m 08s +18° 37’ 09” 12.82 Gemini
2021 May 07 07h 06m 57s +18° 35’ 18” 12.83 Gemini
2021 May 08 07h 08m 48s +18° 33’ 24” 12.84 Gemini
2021 May 09 07h 10m 39s +18° 31’ 23” 12.85 Gemini
2021 May 10 07h 12m 29s +18° 29’ 17” 12.85 Gemini
2021 May 11 07h 14m 20s +18° 27’ 05” 12.86 Gemini
2021 May 12 07h 16m 10s +18° 24’ 47” 12.87 Gemini
2021 May 13 07h 18m 02s +18° 22’ 23” 12.88 Gemini
2021 May 14 07h 19m 53s +18° 19’ 54” 12.89 Gemini
2021 May 15 07h 21m 43s +18° 17’ 18” 12.89 Gemini
2021 May 16 07h 23m 35s +18° 14’ 39” 12.90 Gemini
2021 May 17 07h 25m 27s +18° 11’ 52” 12.91 Gemini
2021 May 18 07h 27m 19s +18° 08’ 59” 12.91 Gemini