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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Position

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 13m 27s and the Declination is -07° 42’ 34”.

14h 13m 27s
-07° 42’ 34”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 1036 Ganymed in Virgo on September, 15 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is right now (view fullscreen)

1036 Ganymed
RA: 14h 13m 27s
Dec: -07° 42’ 34”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 1036 Ganymed
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Distance

The distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed from Earth is currently 475,252,974 kilometers, equivalent to 3.176870 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 25.2733 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1036 Ganymed and arrive to us.

26 minutes and 25.2733 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed to Earth happens on Sun Oct 13 2024 at a distance of 0.37411240 Astronomical Units, or 55,966,419 kilometers:

Sun Oct 13 2024

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

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is 14.66.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed, 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 1036 Ganymed between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 97.7°
Max altitude: 30.8°
Azimuth: 262.3°
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53323473
Orbit inclination i 26.68761299°
Perihelion distance q 1.24353051 AU
186,029,517 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.08476015 AU
611,071,423 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66414533 AU
398,550,470 km
Orbital period period 4.3500 years
1,588.3101 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-09 17:46:18
2,458,979.2405 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.39635557503°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.55750467486°
Mean anomaly M 274.15619778773°
Mean motion n 0.22665599°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 31.66 km 0.0025
Sideral Rotation 10.2970 hours 0.4302
Absolute Magnitude 9.45
Geometric Albedo 0.2926

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1036 Ganymed in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Sep 08 14h 03m 06s -07° 14’ 13” 14.71 Virgo
2019 Sep 09 14h 04m 27s -07° 17’ 53” 14.71 Virgo
2019 Sep 10 14h 05m 47s -07° 21’ 33” 14.70 Virgo
2019 Sep 11 14h 07m 09s -07° 25’ 17” 14.70 Virgo
2019 Sep 12 14h 08m 30s -07° 29’ 02” 14.69 Virgo
2019 Sep 13 14h 09m 52s -07° 32’ 48” 14.68 Virgo
2019 Sep 14 14h 11m 17s -07° 36’ 36” 14.67 Virgo
2019 Sep 15 14h 12m 39s -07° 40’ 24” 14.67 Virgo
2019 Sep 16 14h 14m 04s -07° 44’ 14” 14.66 Virgo
2019 Sep 17 14h 15m 29s -07° 48’ 06” 14.65 Virgo
2019 Sep 18 14h 16m 55s -07° 52’ 00” 14.64 Virgo
2019 Sep 19 14h 18m 21s -07° 55’ 54” 14.64 Virgo
2019 Sep 20 14h 19m 49s -07° 59’ 48” 14.63 Virgo
2019 Sep 21 14h 21m 16s -08° 03’ 44” 14.62 Virgo