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 Mar 21||10.61||23h 33m 29s||-06° 24’ 01”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 22||10.62||23h 35m 41s||-06° 10’ 50”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 23||10.62||23h 37m 54s||-05° 57’ 38”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 24||10.63||23h 40m 06s||-05° 44’ 25”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 25||10.63||23h 42m 19s||-05° 31’ 09”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 26||10.64||23h 44m 31s||-05° 17’ 53”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 27||10.64||23h 46m 44s||-05° 04’ 36”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 28||10.65||23h 48m 56s||-04° 51’ 18”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 29||10.65||23h 51m 08s||-04° 37’ 59”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 30||10.65||23h 53m 21s||-04° 24’ 38”||Aquarius|
|2017 Mar 31||10.66||23h 55m 32s||-04° 11’ 17”||Aquarius|
|2017 Apr 01||10.66||23h 57m 46s||-03° 57’ 56”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 02||10.67||23h 59m 57s||-03° 44’ 35”||Pisces|
|2017 Apr 03||10.67||00h 02m 09s||-03° 31’ 13”||Pisces|
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.