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Asteroid 10 Hygiea

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Asteroid 10 Hygiea Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 10 Hygiea is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 10 Hygiea in Pisces on December, 10 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
23h 38m 15s
+02° 11’ 34”

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 10 Hygiea rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 87.8°
Max altitude: 40.7°
Azimuth: 272.2°

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Orbit Diagram

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 10 Hygiea
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Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Dec 03 23h 35m 04s +02° 01’ 03” 11.33 Pisces
2018 Dec 04 23h 35m 26s +02° 02’ 03” 11.35 Pisces
2018 Dec 05 23h 35m 49s +02° 03’ 11” 11.36 Pisces
2018 Dec 06 23h 36m 14s +02° 04’ 26” 11.37 Pisces
2018 Dec 07 23h 36m 38s +02° 05’ 47” 11.38 Pisces
2018 Dec 08 23h 37m 04s +02° 07’ 14” 11.40 Pisces
2018 Dec 09 23h 37m 31s +02° 08’ 48” 11.41 Pisces
2018 Dec 10 23h 37m 58s +02° 10’ 31” 11.42 Pisces
2018 Dec 11 23h 38m 26s +02° 12’ 18” 11.44 Pisces
2018 Dec 12 23h 38m 56s +02° 14’ 12” 11.45 Pisces
2018 Dec 13 23h 39m 26s +02° 16’ 13” 11.46 Pisces
2018 Dec 14 23h 39m 57s +02° 18’ 20” 11.47 Pisces
2018 Dec 15 23h 40m 30s +02° 20’ 34” 11.48 Pisces
2018 Dec 16 23h 41m 03s +02° 22’ 53” 11.49 Pisces

Distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea 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 10 Hygiea is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 10 Hygiea from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 10 Hygiea

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 10 Hygiea between January 2013 and December 2075

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
Diameter 407.12 km 0.0320
Sideral Rotation 27.6230 hours 1.1541
Absolute Magnitude 5.43
Geometric Albedo 0.0717

Asteroid 10 Hygiea Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 10 Hygiea at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.11246066
Orbit inclination i 3.83156026°
Perihelion distance q 2.78823962 AU
417,114,710 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.49483874 AU
522,820,435 km
Semi-major axis a 3.14153918 AU
469,967,573 km
Orbital period period 5.5700 years
2,033.8183 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2016-Dec-18 05:34:40
2,457,740.7324 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jul-14 01:12
2,459,774.5507 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 312.3152076965°
Longitude of the ascending node node 283.20216635679°
Mean anomaly M 152.18485084226°
Mean motion n 0.17700696°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2067-Jun-01
Distance of closest approach* 1.75628152 AU
262,735,976 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.