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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 Pisces on May, 28 2017
High Precision Live Sky Chart
02h 04m 54s
+08° 12’ 51”
 = 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: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.7°
Azimuth: 278.2°

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
2017 May 21 10.73 01h 49m 04s +06° 50’ 47” Pisces
2017 May 22 10.73 01h 51m 19s +07° 02’ 43” Pisces
2017 May 23 10.73 01h 53m 35s +07° 14’ 35” Pisces
2017 May 24 10.73 01h 55m 50s +07° 26’ 22” Pisces
2017 May 25 10.73 01h 58m 06s +07° 38’ 07” Pisces
2017 May 26 10.73 02h 00m 23s +07° 49’ 45” Pisces
2017 May 27 10.73 02h 02m 39s +08° 01’ 21” Pisces
2017 May 28 10.73 02h 04m 54s +08° 12’ 51” Pisces
2017 May 29 10.73 02h 07m 10s +08° 24’ 19” Cetus
2017 May 30 10.73 02h 09m 28s +08° 35’ 39” Cetus
2017 May 31 10.73 02h 11m 44s +08° 46’ 57” Cetus
2017 Jun 01 10.73 02h 13m 59s +08° 58’ 09” Cetus
2017 Jun 02 10.73 02h 16m 17s +09° 09’ 16” Cetus
2017 Jun 03 10.72 02h 18m 33s +09° 20’ 18” Cetus

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 January 2030

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 January 2030

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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15699964
Orbit inclination i 5.88684820°
Perihelion distance q 1.85550157 AU
277,579,085 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.54663553 AU
380,971,254 km
Semi-major axis a 2.20106855 AU
329,275,169 km
Orbital period period 3.2700 years
1,192.7482 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Jul-20 13:17:54
2,457,955.0541 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 285.37283189899°
Longitude of the ascending node node 110.90523036445°
Mean anomaly M 252.9870735591°
Mean motion n 0.30182397°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2020-Oct-31
Distance of closest approach* 0.87602803 AU
131,051,929 km

* 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.