Asteroid 8 Flora
Asteroid 8 Flora Position
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Asteroid 8 Flora Distance
The distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth is currently 408,386,411 kilometers, equivalent to 2.729895 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 42.2304 seconds to travel from Asteroid 8 Flora and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 8 Flora 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.
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 8 Flora from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 8 Flora to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 8 Flora to Earth happens on Fri Nov 1 2069 at a distance of 0.87498879 Astronomical Units, or 130,896,460 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 8 Flora brightness
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.
Asteroid 8 Flora rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 8 Flora 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 8 Flora Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85836214 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-26 01:47:44
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.45892174057°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.87652311008°|
Visualization of Asteroid 8 Flora Orbit
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!
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|
|Sideral Rotation||12.8650 hours||0.5375|
Asteroid 8 Flora 15 Days 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.
|2020 Mar 31||22h 22m 04s||-12° 11’ 44”||11.09||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 01||22h 24m 07s||-12° 01’ 42”||11.09||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 02||22h 26m 11s||-11° 51’ 39”||11.09||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 03||22h 28m 14s||-11° 41’ 34”||11.08||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 04||22h 30m 17s||-11° 31’ 27”||11.08||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 05||22h 32m 20s||-11° 21’ 16”||11.08||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 06||22h 34m 23s||-11° 11’ 06”||11.08||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 07||22h 36m 25s||-11° 00’ 51”||11.07||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 08||22h 38m 29s||-10° 50’ 36”||11.07||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 09||22h 40m 31s||-10° 40’ 19”||11.06||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 10||22h 42m 33s||-10° 30’ 02”||11.06||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 11||22h 44m 35s||-10° 19’ 41”||11.06||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 12||22h 46m 36s||-10° 09’ 20”||11.05||Aquarius|
|2020 Apr 13||22h 48m 38s||-09° 58’ 56”||11.05||Aquarius|