Asteroid 8 Flora
Asteroid 8 Flora is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 8 Flora is 20h 26m 42s and the Declination is -18° 30’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 8 Flora is 11.43 (JPL).
Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 8 Flora from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):
- 8 Flora is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- Given its current magnitude, 8 Flora is visible with the help of a binocular with a 70-80mm aperture or a small telescope.
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Asteroid 8 Flora Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 8 Flora finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 8 Flora is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
RA: 20h 26m 42s
Dec: -18° 30’ 41”
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
Also check out Where is Asteroid 8 Flora?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 8 Flora in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 8 Flora Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth is currently 403,871,937 kilometers, equivalent to 2.699717 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 27.1718 seconds to travel from Asteroid 8 Flora and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 8 Flora from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 8 Flora from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest Approach of Asteroid 8 Flora to Earth
Between 1 January 1900 and 31 December 2099, the closest approach of Asteroid 8 Flora to Earth happens on Mon Oct 30 1922 at a distance of 0.873221 Astronomical Units, or 130,632,051 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 8 Flora Brightness
The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 8 Flora is 11.43.
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 8 Flora at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85681598 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2024-Feb-01 13:39:23
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.60923865392°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.86400357168°|
Visualization of Asteroid 8 Flora Orbit
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!
View Asteroid 8 Flora in the 3D Solar System Simulator
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 15 Days 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.
|2023 Mar 14||20h 13m 24s||-19° 05’ 40”||11.47||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 15||20h 15m 16s||-19° 00’ 56”||11.46||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 16||20h 17m 08s||-18° 56’ 09”||11.46||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 17||20h 19m 00s||-18° 51’ 20”||11.45||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 18||20h 20m 52s||-18° 46’ 26”||11.45||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 19||20h 22m 42s||-18° 41’ 30”||11.44||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 20||20h 24m 33s||-18° 36’ 30”||11.43||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 21||20h 26m 24s||-18° 31’ 28”||11.43||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 22||20h 28m 14s||-18° 26’ 25”||11.42||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 23||20h 30m 03s||-18° 21’ 16”||11.41||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 24||20h 31m 54s||-18° 16’ 08”||11.41||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 25||20h 33m 42s||-18° 10’ 55”||11.40||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 26||20h 35m 30s||-18° 05’ 41”||11.39||Capricornus|
|2023 Mar 27||20h 37m 18s||-18° 00’ 24”||11.39||Capricornus|