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Asteroid 79 Eurynome

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Asteroid 79 Eurynome Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 79 Eurynome is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

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Asteroid 79 Eurynome in Virgo on May, 28 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
12h 10m 00s
-01° 39’ 10”
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 79 Eurynome Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 79 Eurynome rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 91.7°
Max altitude: 36.9°
Azimuth: 268.3°

Asteroid 79 Eurynome Orbit Diagram

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 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 MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 May 21 12.69 12h 09m 24s -01° 45’ 42” Virgo
2018 May 22 12.71 12h 09m 25s -01° 44’ 18” Virgo
2018 May 23 12.73 12h 09m 29s -01° 43’ 03” Virgo
2018 May 24 12.75 12h 09m 32s -01° 41’ 57” Virgo
2018 May 25 12.77 12h 09m 38s -01° 41’ 02” Virgo
2018 May 26 12.79 12h 09m 43s -01° 40’ 14” Virgo
2018 May 27 12.80 12h 09m 51s -01° 39’ 38” Virgo
2018 May 28 12.82 12h 10m 00s -01° 39’ 10” Virgo
2018 May 29 12.84 12h 10m 10s -01° 38’ 50” Virgo
2018 May 30 12.86 12h 10m 22s -01° 38’ 40” Virgo
2018 May 31 12.87 12h 10m 35s -01° 38’ 39” Virgo
2018 Jun 01 12.89 12h 10m 49s -01° 38’ 48” Virgo
2018 Jun 02 12.91 12h 11m 03s -01° 39’ 03” Virgo
2018 Jun 03 12.92 12h 11m 20s -01° 39’ 29” Virgo

Distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome 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 79 Eurynome is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 79 Eurynome from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 79 Eurynome

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 2075

Asteroid 79 Eurynome Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 79 Eurynome at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.19088264
Orbit inclination i 4.61761661°
Perihelion distance q 1.97832904 AU
295,953,812 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.91176266 AU
435,593,494 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44504585 AU
365,773,653 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,396.4614 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Nov-18 22:42:36
2,457,711.4463 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-15 09:47
2,459,107.9077 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 200.85662106001°
Longitude of the ascending node node 206.61861744929°
Mean anomaly M 126.07534250151°
Mean motion n 0.25779445°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2016-Nov-03
Distance of closest approach* 0.98759017 AU
147,741,387 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.