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 556,298,210 kilometers, equivalent to 3.718624 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30 minutes and 55.6111 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 1.07706230 Astronomical Units, or 161,126,227 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||2.06743203 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Feb-04 07:04:31
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Nov-01 15:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||256.77319637713°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||206.10891085915°|
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 Jan 15||19h 25m 00s||-21° 28’ 42”||11.73||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 16||19h 26m 45s||-21° 25’ 04”||11.75||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 17||19h 28m 31s||-21° 21’ 20”||11.76||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 18||19h 30m 16s||-21° 17’ 33”||11.78||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 19||19h 32m 03s||-21° 13’ 41”||11.79||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 20||19h 33m 47s||-21° 09’ 45”||11.80||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 21||19h 35m 34s||-21° 05’ 44”||11.81||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 22||19h 37m 18s||-21° 01’ 41”||11.82||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 23||19h 39m 03s||-20° 57’ 33”||11.83||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||19h 40m 49s||-20° 53’ 20”||11.84||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||19h 42m 33s||-20° 49’ 04”||11.85||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 26||19h 44m 17s||-20° 44’ 44”||11.86||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 27||19h 46m 02s||-20° 40’ 18”||11.87||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 28||19h 47m 47s||-20° 35’ 51”||11.88||Sagittarius|