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 May 21||10.73||01h 49m 04s||+06° 50’ 47”||Pisces|
|2017 May 22||10.73||01h 51m 19s||+07° 02’ 43”||Pisces|
|2017 May 23||10.73||01h 53m 35s||+07° 14’ 35”||Pisces|
|2017 May 24||10.73||01h 55m 50s||+07° 26’ 22”||Pisces|
|2017 May 25||10.73||01h 58m 06s||+07° 38’ 07”||Pisces|
|2017 May 26||10.73||02h 00m 23s||+07° 49’ 45”||Pisces|
|2017 May 27||10.73||02h 02m 39s||+08° 01’ 21”||Pisces|
|2017 May 28||10.73||02h 04m 54s||+08° 12’ 51”||Pisces|
|2017 May 29||10.73||02h 07m 10s||+08° 24’ 19”||Cetus|
|2017 May 30||10.73||02h 09m 28s||+08° 35’ 39”||Cetus|
|2017 May 31||10.73||02h 11m 44s||+08° 46’ 57”||Cetus|
|2017 Jun 01||10.73||02h 13m 59s||+08° 58’ 09”||Cetus|
|2017 Jun 02||10.73||02h 16m 17s||+09° 09’ 16”||Cetus|
|2017 Jun 03||10.72||02h 18m 33s||+09° 20’ 18”||Cetus|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85550157 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-20 13:17:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.37283189899°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.90523036445°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2020-Oct-31|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.87602803 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.