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 Jan 15||9.77||11h 01m 10s||+15° 15’ 29”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 16||9.75||11h 01m 03s||+15° 20’ 15”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 17||9.73||11h 00m 52s||+15° 25’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 18||9.71||11h 00m 42s||+15° 30’ 15”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 19||9.69||11h 00m 28s||+15° 35’ 30”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 20||9.66||11h 00m 11s||+15° 40’ 54”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 21||9.64||10h 59m 54s||+15° 46’ 27”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 22||9.62||10h 59m 35s||+15° 52’ 09”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 23||9.60||10h 59m 12s||+15° 58’ 00”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 24||9.58||10h 58m 50s||+16° 03’ 59”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 25||9.56||10h 58m 23s||+16° 10’ 05”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 26||9.53||10h 57m 56s||+16° 16’ 18”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 27||9.51||10h 57m 28s||+16° 22’ 39”||Leo|
|2017 Jan 28||9.49||10h 56m 56s||+16° 29’ 05”||Leo|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09499703 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-23 11:16:05
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Feb-29 16:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||5.924268970479°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.93414805167°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2023-Dec-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.11872751 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.