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Asteroid 9 Metis

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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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.12311427
Orbit inclination i 5.57681538°
Perihelion distance q 2.09193064 AU
312,948,371 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.67934242 AU
400,823,922 km
Semi-major axis a 2.38563653 AU
356,886,146 km
Orbital period period 3.6800 years
1,345.8754 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-02 19:35:35
2,458,911.3164 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 6.4173701850276°
Longitude of the ascending node node 68.908582387306°
Mean anomaly M 276.86161876405°
Mean motion n 0.26748391°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 9 Metis Orbit

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 9 Metis
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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
Diameter 190 km 0.0149
Sideral Rotation 5.0790 hours 0.2122
Absolute Magnitude 6.28
Geometric Albedo 0.118

Asteroid 9 Metis 15 Days 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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 May 17 00h 19m 36s -02° 54’ 41” 11.38 Pisces
2019 May 18 00h 21m 14s -02° 45’ 02” 11.37 Pisces
2019 May 19 00h 22m 50s -02° 35’ 26” 11.37 Pisces
2019 May 20 00h 24m 28s -02° 25’ 50” 11.36 Pisces
2019 May 21 00h 26m 04s -02° 16’ 18” 11.36 Pisces
2019 May 22 00h 27m 41s -02° 06’ 48” 11.35 Cetus
2019 May 23 00h 29m 17s -01° 57’ 20” 11.35 Cetus
2019 May 24 00h 30m 52s -01° 47’ 54” 11.34 Cetus
2019 May 25 00h 32m 29s -01° 38’ 31” 11.34 Cetus
2019 May 26 00h 34m 04s -01° 29’ 11” 11.33 Cetus
2019 May 27 00h 35m 39s -01° 19’ 53” 11.33 Cetus
2019 May 28 00h 37m 14s -01° 10’ 37” 11.32 Cetus
2019 May 29 00h 38m 49s -01° 01’ 24” 11.31 Cetus
2019 May 30 00h 40m 23s -00° 52’ 14” 11.31 Cetus