Asteroid 8 Flora
Asteroid 8 Flora is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 8 Flora is 06h 29m 08s and the Declination is +23° 34’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 8 Flora is 11.09 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 8 Flora [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 8 Flora is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 38° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 8 Flora is visible with the help of a binocular with a 70-80mm aperture or a small telescope.
- See also 8 Flora rise and set times.
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Asteroid 8 Flora Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 8 Flora finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 8 Flora is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 8 Flora?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 8 Flora in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 8 Flora Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth is currently 412,208,901 kilometers, equivalent to 2.755446 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 54.9809 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 0.874989 Astronomical Units, or 130,896,460 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||1.85836214 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-26 01:47:44
|Next perihelion transit||2024-Feb-01 02:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.45892174057°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.87652311008°|
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.
|2021 May 10||06h 11m 32s||+23° 31’ 09”||11.06||Gemini|
|2021 May 11||06h 13m 49s||+23° 32’ 03”||11.06||Gemini|
|2021 May 12||06h 16m 05s||+23° 32’ 49”||11.06||Gemini|
|2021 May 13||06h 18m 20s||+23° 33’ 27”||11.07||Gemini|
|2021 May 14||06h 20m 35s||+23° 33’ 56”||11.07||Gemini|
|2021 May 15||06h 22m 51s||+23° 34’ 18”||11.08||Gemini|
|2021 May 16||06h 25m 08s||+23° 34’ 32”||11.08||Gemini|
|2021 May 17||06h 27m 24s||+23° 34’ 37”||11.08||Gemini|
|2021 May 18||06h 29m 39s||+23° 34’ 36”||11.09||Gemini|
|2021 May 19||06h 31m 54s||+23° 34’ 27”||11.09||Gemini|
|2021 May 20||06h 34m 10s||+23° 34’ 09”||11.10||Gemini|
|2021 May 21||06h 36m 26s||+23° 33’ 42”||11.10||Gemini|
|2021 May 22||06h 38m 43s||+23° 33’ 10”||11.10||Gemini|
|2021 May 23||06h 40m 58s||+23° 32’ 27”||11.11||Gemini|