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 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.
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||1.85563987 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Jul-20 07:24:32
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Oct-25 02:05
|Argument of perihelion||peri||285.27636337818°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||110.90002095855°|
|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.