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 Feb 14||9.56||06h 23m 30s||+24° 14’ 26”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 15||9.58||06h 23m 38s||+24° 17’ 11”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 16||9.61||06h 23m 45s||+24° 19’ 51”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 17||9.64||06h 23m 57s||+24° 22’ 27”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 18||9.67||06h 24m 10s||+24° 24’ 59”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 19||9.69||06h 24m 24s||+24° 27’ 25”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 20||9.72||06h 24m 42s||+24° 29’ 48”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 21||9.74||06h 25m 01s||+24° 32’ 08”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 22||9.77||06h 25m 23s||+24° 34’ 22”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 23||9.80||06h 25m 47s||+24° 36’ 32”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 24||9.82||06h 26m 13s||+24° 38’ 36”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 25||9.85||06h 26m 42s||+24° 40’ 37”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 26||9.87||06h 27m 11s||+24° 42’ 34”||Gemini|
|2018 Feb 27||9.90||06h 27m 43s||+24° 44’ 27”||Gemini|
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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85572123 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-20 09:29:39
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Oct-25 10:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.31021854589°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.9009188114°|
|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.