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 Europe/London timezone.
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.
|2019 Feb 16||15h 35m 11s||-12° 43’ 02”||11.26||Libra|
|2019 Feb 17||15h 36m 03s||-12° 44’ 08”||11.24||Libra|
|2019 Feb 18||15h 36m 55s||-12° 45’ 06”||11.23||Libra|
|2019 Feb 19||15h 37m 45s||-12° 45’ 59”||11.22||Libra|
|2019 Feb 20||15h 38m 34s||-12° 46’ 45”||11.20||Libra|
|2019 Feb 21||15h 39m 21s||-12° 47’ 26”||11.19||Libra|
|2019 Feb 22||15h 40m 09s||-12° 48’ 02”||11.18||Libra|
|2019 Feb 23||15h 40m 54s||-12° 48’ 33”||11.16||Libra|
|2019 Feb 24||15h 41m 38s||-12° 48’ 56”||11.15||Libra|
|2019 Feb 25||15h 42m 20s||-12° 49’ 14”||11.13||Libra|
|2019 Feb 26||15h 43m 02s||-12° 49’ 27”||11.12||Libra|
|2019 Feb 27||15h 43m 44s||-12° 49’ 35”||11.10||Libra|
|2019 Feb 28||15h 44m 22s||-12° 49’ 36”||11.09||Libra|
|2019 Mar 01||15h 45m 01s||-12° 49’ 32”||11.07||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.
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85718974 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-25 07:46:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.28746072938°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.88932993589°|
|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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.