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 Europe/London timezone.
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.
|2018 Nov 13||18h 47m 02s||-26° 30’ 33”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 14||18h 48m 44s||-26° 28’ 41”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 15||18h 50m 27s||-26° 26’ 43”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 16||18h 52m 10s||-26° 24’ 41”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 17||18h 53m 54s||-26° 22’ 35”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 18||18h 55m 40s||-26° 20’ 23”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 19||18h 57m 24s||-26° 18’ 07”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 20||18h 59m 08s||-26° 15’ 47”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 21||19h 00m 54s||-26° 13’ 23”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 22||19h 02m 39s||-26° 10’ 54”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 23||19h 04m 26s||-26° 08’ 21”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 24||19h 06m 11s||-26° 05’ 43”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 25||19h 07m 59s||-26° 02’ 58”||11.68||Sagittarius|
|2018 Nov 26||19h 09m 46s||-26° 00’ 11”||11.68||Sagittarius|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09193064 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-02 19:35:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||6.4173701850276°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.908582387306°|
|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.