Asteroid 10 Hygiea
Asteroid 10 Hygiea is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 10 Hygiea is 14h 11m 22s and the Declination is -17° 19’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 10 Hygiea is 11.04 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 10 Hygiea [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]:
- 10 Hygiea is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 15° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 10 Hygiea is visible with the help of a binocular with a 70-80mm aperture or a small telescope.
- See also 10 Hygiea rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid 10 Hygiea available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid 10 Hygiea Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 10 Hygiea is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
Also check out Where is Asteroid 10 Hygiea?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 10 Hygiea in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid 10 Hygiea Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea from Earth is currently 423,544,731 kilometers, equivalent to 2.831222 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 32.7931 seconds to travel from Asteroid 10 Hygiea and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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.
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 10 Hygiea from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 10 Hygiea to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 10 Hygiea to Earth happens on Fri May 20 2078 at a distance of 1.747301 Astronomical Units, or 261,392,568 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 10 Hygiea brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 10 Hygiea, 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 10 Hygiea rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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 10 Hygiea Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.79011395 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jul-15 03:45:46
|Argument of perihelion||peri||312.41293411025°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||283.19844072276°|
Visualization of Asteroid 10 Hygiea Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 10 Hygiea with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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 10 Hygiea Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 10 Hygiea. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||27.6230 hours||1.1541|
Asteroid 10 Hygiea 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 10 Hygiea computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 10 Hygiea in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 Jan 11||14h 03m 41s||-16° 31’ 42”||11.10||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 12||14h 04m 45s||-16° 38’ 25”||11.10||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 13||14h 05m 49s||-16° 45’ 03”||11.09||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 14||14h 06m 52s||-16° 51’ 38”||11.08||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 15||14h 07m 55s||-16° 58’ 09”||11.07||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 16||14h 08m 58s||-17° 04’ 35”||11.06||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 17||14h 10m 00s||-17° 10’ 57”||11.05||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 18||14h 11m 00s||-17° 17’ 15”||11.04||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 19||14h 12m 01s||-17° 23’ 29”||11.03||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 20||14h 13m 00s||-17° 29’ 39”||11.02||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 21||14h 13m 59s||-17° 35’ 44”||11.01||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 22||14h 14m 57s||-17° 41’ 45”||11.00||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 23||14h 15m 55s||-17° 47’ 42”||10.99||Virgo|
|2022 Jan 24||14h 16m 50s||-17° 53’ 35”||10.98||Virgo|