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Asteroid 8 Flora

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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 in Cancer on May, 26 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
08h 29m 31s
+22° 07’ 44”
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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.

Azimuth: 67.9°
Max altitude: 60.6°
Azimuth: 292.1°

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 8 Flora
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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.

Date MagnitudeMag Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. Constellation
2018 May 19 11.21 08h 17m 08s +22° 45’ 06” Cancer
2018 May 20 11.22 08h 18m 55s +22° 40’ 01” Cancer
2018 May 21 11.23 08h 20m 40s +22° 34’ 51” Cancer
2018 May 22 11.24 08h 22m 27s +22° 29’ 35” Cancer
2018 May 23 11.25 08h 24m 12s +22° 24’ 15” Cancer
2018 May 24 11.26 08h 25m 59s +22° 18’ 50” Cancer
2018 May 25 11.26 08h 27m 46s +22° 13’ 19” Cancer
2018 May 26 11.27 08h 29m 31s +22° 07’ 44” Cancer
2018 May 27 11.28 08h 31m 18s +22° 02’ 03” Cancer
2018 May 28 11.29 08h 33m 06s +21° 56’ 17” Cancer
2018 May 29 11.29 08h 34m 53s +21° 50’ 26” Cancer
2018 May 30 11.30 08h 36m 39s +21° 44’ 31” Cancer
2018 May 31 11.31 08h 38m 26s +21° 38’ 30” Cancer
2018 Jun 01 11.32 08h 40m 14s +21° 32’ 26” Cancer

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.

Distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 8 Flora between January 2013 and December 2075

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
Diameter 135.89 km 0.0107
Sideral Rotation 12.8650 hours 0.5375
Absolute Magnitude 6.49
Geometric Albedo 0.2426

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15695094
Orbit inclination i 5.88680954°
Perihelion distance q 1.85563987 AU
277,599,774 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.54657101 AU
380,961,602 km
Semi-major axis a 2.20110544 AU
329,280,688 km
Orbital period period 3.2700 years
1,192.7782 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Jul-20 07:24:32
2,457,954.8087 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Oct-25 02:05
2,459,147.5869 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.27636337818°
Longitude of the ascending node node 110.90002095855°
Mean anomaly M 74.153655235335°
Mean motion n 0.30181638°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2069-Nov-01
Distance of closest approach* 0.87498880 AU
130,896,462 km

* 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.