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 Sep 18||17h 27m 38s||-26° 46’ 11”||11.39||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 19||17h 28m 41s||-26° 46’ 54”||11.40||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 20||17h 29m 44s||-26° 47’ 36”||11.41||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 21||17h 30m 47s||-26° 48’ 17”||11.42||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 22||17h 31m 53s||-26° 48’ 57”||11.43||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 23||17h 32m 58s||-26° 49’ 36”||11.44||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 24||17h 34m 05s||-26° 50’ 14”||11.45||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 25||17h 35m 13s||-26° 50’ 52”||11.45||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 26||17h 36m 24s||-26° 51’ 27”||11.46||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 27||17h 37m 33s||-26° 52’ 00”||11.47||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 28||17h 38m 44s||-26° 52’ 33”||11.48||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 29||17h 39m 56s||-26° 53’ 04”||11.49||Ophiucus|
|2018 Sep 30||17h 41m 09s||-26° 53’ 34”||11.50||Ophiucus|
|2018 Oct 01||17h 42m 24s||-26° 54’ 02”||11.50||Ophiucus|
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 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09435846 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-25 00:33:16
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-02 21:55
|Argument of perihelion||peri||6.3215730619192°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.909053805287°|
|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.