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 Feb 17||11.68||17h 17m 45s||-22° 17’ 42”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 18||11.68||17h 19m 06s||-22° 19’ 59”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 19||11.67||17h 20m 27s||-22° 22’ 13”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 20||11.66||17h 21m 47s||-22° 24’ 24”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 21||11.66||17h 23m 07s||-22° 26’ 32”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 22||11.65||17h 24m 24s||-22° 28’ 40”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 23||11.64||17h 25m 42s||-22° 30’ 42”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 24||11.64||17h 26m 59s||-22° 32’ 44”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 25||11.63||17h 28m 17s||-22° 34’ 42”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 26||11.62||17h 29m 32s||-22° 36’ 39”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 27||11.62||17h 30m 47s||-22° 38’ 34”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 28||11.61||17h 32m 02s||-22° 40’ 26”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Mar 01||11.60||17h 33m 15s||-22° 42’ 15”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Mar 02||11.59||17h 34m 27s||-22° 44’ 03”||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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09572373 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-24 06:18:13
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Mar-02 11:49
|Argument of perihelion||peri||6.1993870833531°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.917218554084°|
|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.