Asteroid 20 Massalia
Asteroid 20 Massalia Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 20 Massalia 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 20 Massalia Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 20 Massalia rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 20 Massalia Orbit Diagram
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 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.
|2018 Feb 14||9.89||05h 20m 21s||+22° 07’ 09”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 15||9.91||05h 21m 02s||+22° 08’ 09”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 16||9.93||05h 21m 43s||+22° 09’ 11”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 17||9.95||05h 22m 27s||+22° 10’ 12”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 18||9.97||05h 23m 13s||+22° 11’ 15”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 19||9.99||05h 24m 02s||+22° 12’ 17”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 20||10.01||05h 24m 51s||+22° 13’ 22”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 21||10.03||05h 25m 42s||+22° 14’ 26”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 22||10.05||05h 26m 35s||+22° 15’ 32”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 23||10.07||05h 27m 30s||+22° 16’ 36”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 24||10.09||05h 28m 27s||+22° 17’ 42”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 25||10.11||05h 29m 26s||+22° 18’ 46”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 26||10.13||05h 30m 27s||+22° 19’ 50”||Taurus|
|2018 Feb 27||10.15||05h 31m 27s||+22° 20’ 54”||Taurus|
Distance of Asteroid 20 Massalia from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 20 Massalia 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 20 Massalia is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 20 Massalia
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 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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 20 Massalia at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.06619389 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Feb-03 18:31:23
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-31 14:46
|Argument of perihelion||peri||256.57356045727°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||206.10282689516°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2048-Jan-06|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.07706230 AU
* 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.