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Asteroid 19 Fortuna

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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Position

Asteroid 19 Fortuna is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension is 21h 21m 07s and the Declination is -14° 07’ 07”.

21h 21m 07s
-14° 07’ 07”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 19 Fortuna in Aquarius on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 19 Fortuna is right now (view fullscreen)

19 Fortuna
RA: 21h 21m 07s
Dec: -14° 07’ 07”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 19 Fortuna
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 19 Fortuna?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 19 Fortuna in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Distance

The distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth is currently 435,643,481 kilometers, equivalent to 2.912097 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 13.1502 seconds to travel from Asteroid 19 Fortuna and arrive to us.

24 minutes and 13.1502 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna 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.

Distance of Asteroid 19 Fortuna from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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 19 Fortuna from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 19 Fortuna to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 19 Fortuna to Earth happens on Fri Oct 18 2024 at a distance of 1.06486541 Astronomical Units, or 159,301,598 kilometers:

Fri Oct 18 2024

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 19 Fortuna is 12.55.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 19 Fortuna, 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 19 Fortuna between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 19 Fortuna rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.2°
Max altitude: 24.4°
Azimuth: 255.9°
Asteroid 19 Fortuna is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 19 Fortuna touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 19 Fortuna Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 19 Fortuna at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15697472
Orbit inclination i 1.57266534°
Perihelion distance q 2.05939027 AU
308,080,400 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.82632388 AU
422,812,035 km
Semi-major axis a 2.44285707 AU
365,446,217 km
Orbital period period 3.8200 years
1,394.5867 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jan-17 02:09:24
2,459,231.5899 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 182.26274590028°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.06897170639°
Mean anomaly M 300.34623149936°
Mean motion n 0.25814100°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 19 Fortuna Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 19 Fortuna with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 19 Fortuna 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 19 Fortuna
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Asteroid 19 Fortuna Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 19 Fortuna. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 200 km 0.0157
Sideral Rotation 7.4432 hours 0.3110
Absolute Magnitude 7.13
Geometric Albedo 0.037

Asteroid 19 Fortuna 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 19 Fortuna computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 19 Fortuna in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 21h 08m 11s -15° 07’ 53” 12.58 Capricornus
2020 Mar 23 21h 09m 56s -14° 59’ 56” 12.57 Capricornus
2020 Mar 24 21h 11m 39s -14° 51’ 56” 12.57 Capricornus
2020 Mar 25 21h 13m 23s -14° 43’ 53” 12.57 Capricornus
2020 Mar 26 21h 15m 06s -14° 35’ 48” 12.56 Capricornus
2020 Mar 27 21h 16m 50s -14° 27’ 39” 12.56 Aquarius
2020 Mar 28 21h 18m 33s -14° 19’ 29” 12.56 Aquarius
2020 Mar 29 21h 20m 16s -14° 11’ 17” 12.55 Aquarius
2020 Mar 30 21h 21m 57s -14° 03’ 03” 12.55 Aquarius
2020 Mar 31 21h 23m 39s -13° 54’ 47” 12.55 Aquarius
2020 Apr 01 21h 25m 22s -13° 46’ 28” 12.54 Aquarius
2020 Apr 02 21h 27m 02s -13° 38’ 08” 12.54 Capricornus
2020 Apr 03 21h 28m 44s -13° 29’ 47” 12.53 Capricornus
2020 Apr 04 21h 30m 24s -13° 21’ 23” 12.53 Capricornus