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.
|2018 Aug 11||10h 46m 45s||+11° 35’ 11”||11.49||Leo|
|2018 Aug 12||10h 48m 29s||+11° 25’ 05”||11.49||Leo|
|2018 Aug 13||10h 50m 13s||+11° 15’ 00”||11.48||Leo|
|2018 Aug 14||10h 51m 59s||+11° 04’ 53”||11.48||Leo|
|2018 Aug 15||10h 53m 43s||+10° 54’ 43”||11.48||Leo|
|2018 Aug 16||10h 55m 27s||+10° 44’ 34”||11.47||Leo|
|2018 Aug 17||10h 57m 11s||+10° 34’ 22”||11.47||Leo|
|2018 Aug 18||10h 58m 55s||+10° 24’ 08”||11.47||Leo|
|2018 Aug 19||11h 00m 39s||+10° 13’ 54”||11.46||Leo|
|2018 Aug 20||11h 02m 22s||+10° 03’ 38”||11.46||Leo|
|2018 Aug 21||11h 04m 06s||+09° 53’ 21”||11.46||Leo|
|2018 Aug 22||11h 05m 51s||+09° 43’ 05”||11.45||Leo|
|2018 Aug 23||11h 07m 33s||+09° 32’ 45”||11.45||Leo|
|2018 Aug 24||11h 09m 17s||+09° 22’ 26”||11.44||Leo|
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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85563985 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-20 07:24:31
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Oct-25 02:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.27636009974°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.90002377872°|
|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 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.