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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 April, 21 2019
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
15h 41m 40s
-10° 56’ 03”

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: 100.9°
Max altitude: 27.6°
Azimuth: 259.1°

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 Apr 14 15h 46m 44s -11° 22’ 23” 10.24 Libra
2019 Apr 15 15h 46m 08s -11° 18’ 56” 10.22 Libra
2019 Apr 16 15h 45m 29s -11° 15’ 24” 10.20 Libra
2019 Apr 17 15h 44m 51s -11° 11’ 53” 10.18 Libra
2019 Apr 18 15h 44m 09s -11° 08’ 17” 10.15 Libra
2019 Apr 19 15h 43m 27s -11° 04’ 42” 10.13 Libra
2019 Apr 20 15h 42m 43s -11° 01’ 05” 10.11 Libra
2019 Apr 21 15h 41m 57s -10° 57’ 26” 10.09 Libra
2019 Apr 22 15h 41m 12s -10° 53’ 48” 10.07 Libra
2019 Apr 23 15h 40m 23s -10° 50’ 07” 10.05 Libra
2019 Apr 24 15h 39m 33s -10° 46’ 27” 10.02 Libra
2019 Apr 25 15h 38m 43s -10° 42’ 45” 10.00 Libra
2019 Apr 26 15h 37m 50s -10° 39’ 03” 9.98 Libra
2019 Apr 27 15h 36m 57s -10° 35’ 22” 9.96 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.