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.
|2018 May 14||10.49||18h 08m 49s||-24° 45’ 43”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 15||10.47||18h 08m 20s||-24° 48’ 01”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 16||10.44||18h 07m 47s||-24° 50’ 17”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 17||10.42||18h 07m 14s||-24° 52’ 35”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 18||10.40||18h 06m 38s||-24° 54’ 52”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 19||10.38||18h 06m 02s||-24° 57’ 11”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 20||10.36||18h 05m 22s||-24° 59’ 29”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 21||10.33||18h 04m 42s||-25° 01’ 45”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 22||10.31||18h 04m 00s||-25° 04’ 04”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 23||10.29||18h 03m 17s||-25° 06’ 20”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 24||10.26||18h 02m 33s||-25° 08’ 38”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 25||10.24||18h 01m 46s||-25° 10’ 54”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 26||10.22||18h 00m 59s||-25° 13’ 09”||Sagittarius|
|2018 May 27||10.19||18h 00m 10s||-25° 15’ 24”||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 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||6.3215729265765°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.909053813132°|
|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.