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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 Libra on February, 23 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
15h 41m 04s
-12° 48’ 39”

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 Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 102.8°
Max altitude: 25.7°
Azimuth: 257.2°

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
2019 Feb 16 15h 35m 11s -12° 43’ 02” 11.26 Libra
2019 Feb 17 15h 36m 03s -12° 44’ 08” 11.24 Libra
2019 Feb 18 15h 36m 55s -12° 45’ 06” 11.23 Libra
2019 Feb 19 15h 37m 45s -12° 45’ 59” 11.22 Libra
2019 Feb 20 15h 38m 34s -12° 46’ 45” 11.20 Libra
2019 Feb 21 15h 39m 21s -12° 47’ 26” 11.19 Libra
2019 Feb 22 15h 40m 09s -12° 48’ 02” 11.18 Libra
2019 Feb 23 15h 40m 54s -12° 48’ 33” 11.16 Libra
2019 Feb 24 15h 41m 38s -12° 48’ 56” 11.15 Libra
2019 Feb 25 15h 42m 20s -12° 49’ 14” 11.13 Libra
2019 Feb 26 15h 43m 02s -12° 49’ 27” 11.12 Libra
2019 Feb 27 15h 43m 44s -12° 49’ 35” 11.10 Libra
2019 Feb 28 15h 44m 22s -12° 49’ 36” 11.09 Libra
2019 Mar 01 15h 45m 01s -12° 49’ 32” 11.07 Libra

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 2100

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 2100

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15649925
Orbit inclination i 5.88695414°
Perihelion distance q 1.85718974 AU
277,831,632 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.54633863 AU
380,926,839 km
Semi-major axis a 2.20176419 AU
329,379,235 km
Orbital period period 3.2700 years
1,193.3137 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-25 07:46:01
2,459,147.8236 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.28746072938°
Longitude of the ascending node node 110.88932993589°
Mean anomaly M 194.88289656304°
Mean motion n 0.30168094°/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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.