Asteroid 9 Metis
Asteroid 9 Metis Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 9 Metis 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 9 Metis Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 9 Metis rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 9 Metis Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 9 Metis with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 9 Metis 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 9 Metis Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 9 Metis computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 9 Metis in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Nov 17||11.49||14h 49m 29s||-14° 14’ 51”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 18||11.50||14h 51m 11s||-14° 23’ 09”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 19||11.51||14h 52m 54s||-14° 31’ 24”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 20||11.52||14h 54m 34s||-14° 39’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 21||11.53||14h 56m 17s||-14° 47’ 44”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 22||11.54||14h 57m 59s||-14° 55’ 47”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 23||11.55||14h 59m 40s||-15° 03’ 47”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 24||11.56||15h 01m 23s||-15° 11’ 44”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 25||11.57||15h 03m 05s||-15° 19’ 36”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 26||11.58||15h 04m 45s||-15° 27’ 25”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 27||11.59||15h 06m 28s||-15° 35’ 11”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 28||11.60||15h 08m 09s||-15° 42’ 51”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 29||11.60||15h 09m 51s||-15° 50’ 29”||Libra|
|2017 Nov 30||11.61||15h 11m 34s||-15° 58’ 02”||Libra|
Distance of Asteroid 9 Metis from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 9 Metis 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 9 Metis is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 9 Metis
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 9 Metis, 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 9 Metis Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 9 Metis. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||5.0790 hours||0.2122|
Asteroid 9 Metis Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 9 Metis at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09572373 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-24 06:18:13
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-02 11:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||6.1993870833531°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.917218554084°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2034-Dec-11|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.11117456 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.