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 478,289,790 kilometers, equivalent to 3.197170 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 35.4030 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 0.87498880 Astronomical Units, or 130,896,462 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||1.85718974 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-25 07:46:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.28746221746°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.88932989013°|
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 Jan 15||19h 39m 18s||-21° 35’ 52”||10.85||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 16||19h 41m 30s||-21° 31’ 54”||10.87||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 17||19h 43m 41s||-21° 27’ 48”||10.88||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 18||19h 45m 51s||-21° 23’ 38”||10.90||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 19||19h 48m 03s||-21° 19’ 19”||10.91||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 20||19h 50m 14s||-21° 14’ 54”||10.92||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 21||19h 52m 26s||-21° 10’ 24”||10.94||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 22||19h 54m 38s||-21° 05’ 47”||10.95||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 23||19h 56m 48s||-21° 01’ 02”||10.96||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||19h 58m 59s||-20° 56’ 12”||10.97||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||20h 01m 10s||-20° 51’ 16”||10.97||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 26||20h 03m 23s||-20° 46’ 14”||10.98||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 27||20h 05m 34s||-20° 41’ 04”||10.99||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 28||20h 07m 45s||-20° 35’ 48”||11.00||Capricornus|