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Asteroid 3 Juno

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Asteroid 3 Juno Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 3 Juno 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 3 Juno in Taurus on October, 16 2018
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04h 07m 46s
+02° 11’ 45”

Asteroid 3 Juno Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 3 Juno rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 87.9°
Max altitude: 40.8°
Azimuth: 272.2°

Asteroid 3 Juno Orbit Diagram

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

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 3 Juno computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 3 Juno in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2018 Oct 09 04h 06m 46s +03° 36’ 59” 8.05 Taurus
2018 Oct 10 04h 07m 00s +03° 25’ 31” 8.03 Taurus
2018 Oct 11 04h 07m 14s +03° 13’ 58” 8.01 Taurus
2018 Oct 12 04h 07m 23s +03° 02’ 20” 7.99 Taurus
2018 Oct 13 04h 07m 32s +02° 50’ 38” 7.96 Taurus
2018 Oct 14 04h 07m 40s +02° 38’ 52” 7.94 Taurus
2018 Oct 15 04h 07m 44s +02° 27’ 02” 7.92 Taurus
2018 Oct 16 04h 07m 46s +02° 15’ 11” 7.90 Taurus
2018 Oct 17 04h 07m 46s +02° 03’ 16” 7.88 Taurus
2018 Oct 18 04h 07m 45s +01° 51’ 21” 7.86 Taurus
2018 Oct 19 04h 07m 42s +01° 39’ 25” 7.84 Taurus
2018 Oct 20 04h 07m 36s +01° 27’ 29” 7.81 Taurus
2018 Oct 21 04h 07m 29s +01° 15’ 34” 7.79 Taurus
2018 Oct 22 04h 07m 19s +01° 03’ 39” 7.77 Taurus

Distance of Asteroid 3 Juno from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3 Juno 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 3 Juno is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 3 Juno from Earth between January 2013 and December 2075

Light Curve of Asteroid 3 Juno

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 3 Juno, 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 3 Juno between January 2013 and December 2075

Asteroid 3 Juno Physical Data

The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 3 Juno. Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Physical Parameter Value Relative to Earth
Diameter 233.92 km 0.0184
Sideral Rotation 7.2100 hours 0.3012
Absolute Magnitude 5.33
Geometric Albedo 0.2383

Asteroid 3 Juno Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3 Juno at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25688791
Orbit inclination i 12.98972367°
Perihelion distance q 1.98325570 AU
296,690,830 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.35444702 AU
501,818,132 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66885136 AU
399,254,481 km
Orbital period period 4.3600 years
1,592.5204 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Nov-23 14:26:48
2,458,446.1020 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 248.18191569744°
Longitude of the ascending node node 169.8587237171°
Mean anomaly M 304.48001867572°
Mean motion n 0.22605676°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2018-Nov-16
Distance of closest approach* 1.03592987 AU
154,972,902 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.