Asteroid 20 Massalia
Asteroid 20 Massalia Position
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Asteroid 20 Massalia Distance
The distance of Asteroid 20 Massalia from Earth is currently 478,905,269 kilometers, equivalent to 3.201284 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 37.4560 seconds to travel from Asteroid 20 Massalia and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 20 Massalia 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.
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 20 Massalia from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 20 Massalia to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 20 Massalia to Earth happens on Mon Jan 6 2048 at a distance of 1.07706225 Astronomical Units, or 161,126,220 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 20 Massalia brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 20 Massalia, 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.
Asteroid 20 Massalia rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 20 Massalia 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 20 Massalia Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.06603964 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Nov-03 21:16:25
|Argument of perihelion||peri||257.35095249566°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||206.01320361002°|
Visualization of Asteroid 20 Massalia Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 20 Massalia with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 20 Massalia 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 20 Massalia Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 20 Massalia. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||8.0980 hours||0.3383|
Asteroid 20 Massalia 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 20 Massalia computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 20 Massalia in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 28||21h 24m 20s||-14° 37’ 10”||12.02||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 29||21h 25m 46s||-14° 30’ 15”||12.02||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 30||21h 27m 12s||-14° 23’ 18”||12.01||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 31||21h 28m 37s||-14° 16’ 23”||12.01||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 01||21h 30m 02s||-14° 09’ 25”||12.01||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||21h 31m 27s||-14° 02’ 27”||12.00||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||21h 32m 52s||-13° 55’ 31”||12.00||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 04||21h 34m 15s||-13° 48’ 33”||12.00||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 05||21h 35m 39s||-13° 41’ 35”||11.99||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 06||21h 37m 02s||-13° 34’ 36”||11.99||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 07||21h 38m 25s||-13° 27’ 38”||11.99||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 08||21h 39m 47s||-13° 20’ 39”||11.98||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 09||21h 41m 08s||-13° 13’ 41”||11.98||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 10||21h 42m 29s||-13° 06’ 43”||11.97||Capricornus|