Asteroid 20 Massalia
Asteroid 20 Massalia is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 20 Massalia is 03h 06m 40s and the Declination is +17° 19’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 20 Massalia is 11.03 (JPL).
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Asteroid 20 Massalia Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 20 Massalia 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.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 20 Massalia is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 20 Massalia Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 20 Massalia from Earth is currently 477,384,887 kilometers, equivalent to 3.191121 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 32.3846 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 1.077062 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.
|2021 May 10||02h 50m 17s||+16° 11’ 54”||10.95||Aries|
|2021 May 11||02h 52m 23s||+16° 20’ 49”||10.97||Aries|
|2021 May 12||02h 54m 27s||+16° 29’ 42”||10.98||Aries|
|2021 May 13||02h 56m 31s||+16° 38’ 29”||10.98||Aries|
|2021 May 14||02h 58m 36s||+16° 47’ 12”||10.99||Aries|
|2021 May 15||03h 00m 42s||+16° 55’ 50”||11.00||Aries|
|2021 May 16||03h 02m 47s||+17° 04’ 23”||11.01||Aries|
|2021 May 17||03h 04m 53s||+17° 12’ 51”||11.02||Aries|
|2021 May 18||03h 06m 59s||+17° 21’ 15”||11.03||Aries|
|2021 May 19||03h 09m 05s||+17° 29’ 35”||11.03||Aries|
|2021 May 20||03h 11m 12s||+17° 37’ 50”||11.04||Aries|
|2021 May 21||03h 13m 18s||+17° 46’ 00”||11.05||Aries|
|2021 May 22||03h 15m 24s||+17° 54’ 05”||11.05||Aries|
|2021 May 23||03h 17m 32s||+18° 02’ 03”||11.06||Aries|