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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed

Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is currently in the constellation of Canis Majoris. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is 06h 19m 42s and the Declination is -14° 00’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is 13.64 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 1036 Ganymed [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

06h 19m 42s
-14° 00’ 52”
Canis Majoris

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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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.

Map showing Asteroid 1036 Ganymed in Canis Majoris on January, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 1036 Ganymed in Canis Majoris on January, 28 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 1036 Ganymed is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

1036 Ganymed
RA: 06h 19m 42s
Dec: -14° 00’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 1036 Ganymed
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed from Earth is currently 285,288,869 kilometers, equivalent to 1.907038 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 51.6212 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1036 Ganymed and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 51.6212 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 0.374112 Astronomical Units, or 55,966,421 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 13.64.


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: 103.9°
Max altitude: 24.6°
Azimuth: 256.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed 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 1036 Ganymed Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1036 Ganymed at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.53304613
Orbit inclination i 26.67764314°
Perihelion distance q 1.24430347 AU
186,145,150 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.08514578 AU
611,129,111 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66472462 AU
398,637,131 km
Orbital period period 4.3500 years
1,588.8282 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-09 17:41:43
2,458,979.2373 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Sep-14 13:34
2,460,568.0655 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 132.36463109225°
Longitude of the ascending node node 215.54682576858°
Mean anomaly M 4.817745077839°
Mean motion n 0.22658209°/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
2021 Jan 21 06h 24m 56s -14° 55’ 31” 13.49 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 22 06h 24m 07s -14° 48’ 34” 13.51 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 23 06h 23m 21s -14° 41’ 26” 13.53 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 24 06h 22m 36s -14° 34’ 05” 13.55 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 25 06h 21m 52s -14° 26’ 30” 13.57 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 26 06h 21m 10s -14° 18’ 46” 13.60 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 27 06h 20m 30s -14° 10’ 50” 13.62 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 28 06h 19m 50s -14° 02’ 43” 13.64 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 29 06h 19m 14s -13° 54’ 27” 13.66 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 30 06h 18m 38s -13° 46’ 00” 13.68 Canis Majoris
2021 Jan 31 06h 18m 05s -13° 37’ 27” 13.70 Canis Majoris
2021 Feb 01 06h 17m 33s -13° 28’ 44” 13.72 Canis Majoris
2021 Feb 02 06h 17m 03s -13° 19’ 54” 13.74 Canis Majoris
2021 Feb 03 06h 16m 33s -13° 10’ 55” 13.77 Canis Majoris