Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)
Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) 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 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 15||10h 33m 52s||-10° 15’ 43”||17.78||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 16||10h 33m 05s||-10° 05’ 17”||17.75||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 17||10h 32m 16s||-09° 54’ 27”||17.73||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 18||10h 31m 26s||-09° 43’ 17”||17.70||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 19||10h 30m 34s||-09° 31’ 46”||17.68||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 20||10h 29m 44s||-09° 19’ 55”||17.66||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 21||10h 28m 51s||-09° 07’ 45”||17.63||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 22||10h 28m 00s||-08° 55’ 14”||17.61||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 23||10h 27m 07s||-08° 42’ 25”||17.59||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 24||10h 26m 14s||-08° 29’ 17”||17.57||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 25||10h 25m 22s||-08° 15’ 51”||17.56||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 26||10h 24m 28s||-08° 02’ 08”||17.54||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 27||10h 23m 35s||-07° 48’ 09”||17.53||Sextans|
|2019 Feb 28||10h 22m 41s||-07° 33’ 51”||17.51||Sextans|
Distance of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) 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 6478 Gault is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1), 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 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||1.85889846 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jan-02 21:03:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||83.267679160403°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||183.55766123027°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2072-May-27|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.98987075 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.