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Asteroid 14 Irene

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Asteroid 14 Irene Position

Asteroid 14 Irene is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension is 02h 42m 58s and the Declination is +11° 42’ 51”.

02h 42m 58s
+11° 42’ 51”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 14 Irene is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 14 Irene in Aries on March, 28 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 14 Irene is right now (view fullscreen)

14 Irene
RA: 02h 42m 58s
Dec: +11° 42’ 51”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 14 Irene
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 14 Irene?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 14 Irene in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 14 Irene Distance

The distance of Asteroid 14 Irene from Earth is currently 537,443,526 kilometers, equivalent to 3.592588 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 52.7186 seconds to travel from Asteroid 14 Irene and arrive to us.

29 minutes and 52.7186 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene 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 14 Irene from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 14 Irene to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 14 Irene to Earth happens on Fri Apr 2 2088 at a distance of 1.17527603 Astronomical Units, or 175,818,791 kilometers:

Fri Apr 2 2088

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

Asteroid 14 Irene brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 14 Irene is 12.23.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 14 Irene, 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 14 Irene between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.3°
Max altitude: 50.2°
Azimuth: 281.8°
Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene 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 14 Irene Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 14 Irene at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.16624987
Orbit inclination i 9.12144801°
Perihelion distance q 2.15639228 AU
322,591,695 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.01636204 AU
451,241,340 km
Semi-major axis a 2.58637716 AU
386,916,517 km
Orbital period period 4.1600 years
1,519.2744 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jul-27 21:11:13
2,459,423.3828 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 97.801671292686°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.123991373328°
Mean anomaly M 259.79571263437°
Mean motion n 0.23695522°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 14 Irene Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 14 Irene with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 14 Irene 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 14 Irene
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Asteroid 14 Irene Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 14 Irene. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 152 km 0.0119
Sideral Rotation 15.0280 hours 0.6279
Absolute Magnitude 6.3
Geometric Albedo 0.159

Asteroid 14 Irene 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 14 Irene computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 14 Irene in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 21 02h 32m 29s +10° 38’ 22” 12.26 Aries
2020 Mar 22 02h 33m 51s +10° 46’ 58” 12.25 Aries
2020 Mar 23 02h 35m 12s +10° 55’ 32” 12.25 Aries
2020 Mar 24 02h 36m 35s +11° 04’ 05” 12.25 Aries
2020 Mar 25 02h 37m 59s +11° 12’ 36” 12.25 Aries
2020 Mar 26 02h 39m 21s +11° 21’ 06” 12.24 Aries
2020 Mar 27 02h 40m 45s +11° 29’ 35” 12.24 Aries
2020 Mar 28 02h 42m 10s +11° 38’ 02” 12.24 Aries
2020 Mar 29 02h 43m 35s +11° 46’ 27” 12.23 Aries
2020 Mar 30 02h 45m 00s +11° 54’ 51” 12.23 Aries
2020 Mar 31 02h 46m 24s +12° 03’ 14” 12.22 Aries
2020 Apr 01 02h 47m 50s +12° 11’ 34” 12.22 Aries
2020 Apr 02 02h 49m 17s +12° 19’ 53” 12.21 Aries
2020 Apr 03 02h 50m 43s +12° 28’ 10” 12.21 Aries