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Asteroid 3 Juno

Asteroid 3 Juno is currently in the constellation of Cetus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3 Juno is 00h 59m 56s and the Declination is -02° 06’ 52” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3 Juno is 9.61 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 3 Juno [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]:

00h 59m 56s
-02° 06’ 52”
Cetus
9.61
  • 3 Juno is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 3 Juno is visible with the help of a binocular with a 60mm aperture, might require a small telescope.
  • See also 3 Juno rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid 3 Juno Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 3 Juno 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.

Map showing Asteroid 3 Juno in Cetus on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 3 Juno in Cetus on February, 09 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 3 Juno is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

3 Juno
RA: 00h 59m 56s
Dec: -02° 06’ 52”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 3 Juno
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 3 Juno?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 3 Juno in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 3 Juno Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 3 Juno from Earth is currently 363,959,155 kilometers, equivalent to 2.432917 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 14.0371 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3 Juno and arrive to us.

363,959,155
2.432917
20 minutes and 14.0371 seconds

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

Closest approach of Asteroid 3 Juno to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 3 Juno to Earth happens on Fri Nov 16 2018 at a distance of 1.035930 Astronomical Units, or 154,972,890 kilometers:

Fri Nov 16 2018
154,972,890
1.035930

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

Asteroid 3 Juno brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 3 Juno is 9.61.

9.61

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 2100

Asteroid 3 Juno 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 3 Juno rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 92.1°
Max altitude: 36.5°
Azimuth: 268.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 3 Juno 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 3 Juno Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3 Juno at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25688702
Orbit inclination i 12.99185561°
Perihelion distance q 1.98321329 AU
296,684,485 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.35436883 AU
501,806,436 km
Semi-major axis a 2.66879106 AU
399,245,461 km
Orbital period period 4.3599 years
1,592.4664 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Apr-02 14:34:27
2,460,037.1073 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 247.94172671922°
Longitude of the ascending node node 169.84779856548°
Mean anomaly M 261.29863271091°
Mean motion n 0.22606442°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 3 Juno Orbit

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 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 15 Days 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
2023 Feb 02 00h 46m 14s -03° 24’ 11” 9.59 Cetus
2023 Feb 03 00h 48m 08s -03° 13’ 27” 9.60 Cetus
2023 Feb 04 00h 50m 03s -03° 02’ 40” 9.60 Cetus
2023 Feb 05 00h 51m 57s -02° 51’ 51” 9.60 Cetus
2023 Feb 06 00h 53m 53s -02° 41’ 00” 9.61 Cetus
2023 Feb 07 00h 55m 49s -02° 30’ 07” 9.61 Cetus
2023 Feb 08 00h 57m 45s -02° 19’ 13” 9.61 Cetus
2023 Feb 09 00h 59m 40s -02° 08’ 16” 9.61 Cetus
2023 Feb 10 01h 01m 37s -01° 57’ 18” 9.62 Cetus
2023 Feb 11 01h 03m 34s -01° 46’ 17” 9.62 Cetus
2023 Feb 12 01h 05m 33s -01° 35’ 16” 9.62 Cetus
2023 Feb 13 01h 07m 31s -01° 24’ 12” 9.62 Cetus
2023 Feb 14 01h 09m 29s -01° 13’ 09” 9.62 Cetus
2023 Feb 15 01h 11m 27s -01° 02’ 03” 9.63 Cetus