Asteroid 8 Flora
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 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.
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!
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.
|2017 Nov 15||9.34||07h 21m 26s||+17° 50’ 03”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 16||9.32||07h 21m 42s||+17° 51’ 07”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 17||9.30||07h 21m 56s||+17° 52’ 20”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 18||9.28||07h 22m 06s||+17° 53’ 40”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 19||9.26||07h 22m 15s||+17° 55’ 09”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 20||9.24||07h 22m 23s||+17° 56’ 45”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 21||9.22||07h 22m 27s||+17° 58’ 31”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 22||9.20||07h 22m 27s||+18° 00’ 24”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 23||9.17||07h 22m 27s||+18° 02’ 26”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 24||9.15||07h 22m 23s||+18° 04’ 36”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 25||9.13||07h 22m 18s||+18° 06’ 56”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 26||9.11||07h 22m 09s||+18° 09’ 24”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 27||9.09||07h 21m 57s||+18° 12’ 01”||Gemini|
|2017 Nov 28||9.07||07h 21m 44s||+18° 14’ 45”||Gemini|
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.
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.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 8 Flora at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85572123 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-20 09:29:40
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Oct-25 10:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.31021468637°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.90092464125°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2069-Nov-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.87498880 AU
* 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.