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Asteroid 1566 Icarus

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Asteroid 1566 Icarus Position

Asteroid 1566 Icarus is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 35m 06s and the Declination is -23° 04’ 33”.

21h 35m 06s
-23° 04’ 33”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 1566 Icarus is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 1566 Icarus in Capricornus on April, 07 2020
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 1566 Icarus is right now (view fullscreen)

1566 Icarus
RA: 21h 35m 06s
Dec: -23° 04’ 33”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 1566 Icarus
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Asteroid 1566 Icarus Distance

The distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus from Earth is currently 332,652,573 kilometers, equivalent to 2.223645 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 29.6095 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1566 Icarus and arrive to us.

332,652,573
2.223645
18 minutes and 29.6095 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth happens on Wed Jun 14 2090 at a distance of 0.04380047 Astronomical Units, or 6,552,457 kilometers:

Wed Jun 14 2090
6,552,457
0.043800

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

Asteroid 1566 Icarus brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 1566 Icarus is 21.26.

21.26

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1566 Icarus, 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 1566 Icarus between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.1°
Max altitude: 15.4°
Azimuth: 246.9°
Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1566 Icarus at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.82702133
Orbit inclination i 22.82211333°
Perihelion distance q 0.18650023 AU
27,900,037 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.96983762 AU
294,683,514 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07816892 AU
161,291,776 km
Orbital period period 1.1200 years
408.9109 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-07 17:32:02
2,459,191.2306 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 31.393343507169°
Longitude of the ascending node node 87.997543593571°
Mean anomaly M 192.08318129386°
Mean motion n 0.88038748°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 1566 Icarus Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1566 Icarus with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus
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Asteroid 1566 Icarus 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1566 Icarus computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1566 Icarus in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 31 21h 24m 15s -23° 12’ 10” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 01 21h 25m 45s -23° 10’ 54” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 02 21h 27m 16s -23° 09’ 42” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 03 21h 28m 46s -23° 08’ 35” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 04 21h 30m 15s -23° 07’ 32” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 05 21h 31m 45s -23° 06’ 33” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 06 21h 33m 12s -23° 05’ 38” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 07 21h 34m 40s -23° 04’ 47” 21.26 Capricornus
2020 Apr 08 21h 36m 06s -23° 04’ 01” 21.25 Capricornus
2020 Apr 09 21h 37m 33s -23° 03’ 21” 21.25 Capricornus
2020 Apr 10 21h 38m 59s -23° 02’ 45” 21.25 Capricornus
2020 Apr 11 21h 40m 24s -23° 02’ 15” 21.25 Capricornus
2020 Apr 12 21h 41m 49s -23° 01’ 50” 21.24 Capricornus
2020 Apr 13 21h 43m 14s -23° 01’ 29” 21.24 Capricornus