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Asteroid 8 Flora

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Asteroid 8 Flora Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 8 Flora is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 8 Flora in Leo on August, 18 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
11h 00m 13s
+10° 16’ 30”
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid 8 Flora Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 8 Flora rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.

Azimuth: 79.7°
Max altitude: 48.8°
Azimuth: 280.3°

Asteroid 8 Flora Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 8 Flora with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 8 Flora 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 8 Flora
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Asteroid 8 Flora Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 8 Flora computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 8 Flora in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Aug 11 10h 46m 45s +11° 35’ 11” 11.49 Leo
2018 Aug 12 10h 48m 29s +11° 25’ 05” 11.49 Leo
2018 Aug 13 10h 50m 13s +11° 15’ 00” 11.48 Leo
2018 Aug 14 10h 51m 59s +11° 04’ 53” 11.48 Leo
2018 Aug 15 10h 53m 43s +10° 54’ 43” 11.48 Leo
2018 Aug 16 10h 55m 27s +10° 44’ 34” 11.47 Leo
2018 Aug 17 10h 57m 11s +10° 34’ 22” 11.47 Leo
2018 Aug 18 10h 58m 55s +10° 24’ 08” 11.47 Leo
2018 Aug 19 11h 00m 39s +10° 13’ 54” 11.46 Leo
2018 Aug 20 11h 02m 22s +10° 03’ 38” 11.46 Leo
2018 Aug 21 11h 04m 06s +09° 53’ 21” 11.46 Leo
2018 Aug 22 11h 05m 51s +09° 43’ 05” 11.45 Leo
2018 Aug 23 11h 07m 33s +09° 32’ 45” 11.45 Leo
2018 Aug 24 11h 09m 17s +09° 22’ 26” 11.44 Leo

Distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 8 Flora 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 8 Flora is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 8 Flora

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 8 Flora, 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 8 Flora between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 8 Flora Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 8 Flora. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 135.89 km 0.0107
Sideral Rotation 12.8650 hours 0.5375
Absolute Magnitude 6.49
Geometric Albedo 0.2426

Asteroid 8 Flora Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 8 Flora at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15695095
Orbit inclination i 5.88680930°
Perihelion distance q 1.85563985 AU
277,599,771 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.54657103 AU
380,961,604 km
Semi-major axis a 2.20110544 AU
329,280,688 km
Orbital period period 3.2700 years
1,192.7782 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Jul-20 07:24:31
2,457,954.8087 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Oct-25 02:05
2,459,147.5869 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.27636009974°
Longitude of the ascending node node 110.90002377872°
Mean anomaly M 74.153658272614°
Mean motion n 0.30181638°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2069-Nov-01
Distance of closest approach* 0.87498880 AU
130,896,462 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.