Asteroid 9 Metis
Asteroid 9 Metis Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 9 Metis is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 9 Metis Distance
The distance of Asteroid 9 Metis from Earth is currently 299,938,537 kilometers, equivalent to 2.004965 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 40.4873 seconds to travel from Asteroid 9 Metis and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 9 Metis from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 9 Metis from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 9 Metis to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 9 Metis to Earth happens on Mon Dec 11 2034 at a distance of 1.11117456 Astronomical Units, or 166,229,348 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 9 Metis brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 9 Metis touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 9 Metis Orbital Elements
|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°|
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!
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 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.
|2019 Jul 17||01h 49m 23s||+05° 15’ 05”||10.84||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 18||01h 50m 39s||+05° 20’ 49”||10.83||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 19||01h 51m 52s||+05° 26’ 30”||10.81||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 20||01h 53m 06s||+05° 32’ 03”||10.80||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 21||01h 54m 18s||+05° 37’ 32”||10.79||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 22||01h 55m 30s||+05° 42’ 55”||10.77||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 23||01h 56m 40s||+05° 48’ 11”||10.76||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 24||01h 57m 51s||+05° 53’ 22”||10.74||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 25||01h 59m 00s||+05° 58’ 28”||10.73||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 26||02h 00m 10s||+06° 03’ 28”||10.71||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 27||02h 01m 17s||+06° 08’ 21”||10.70||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 28||02h 02m 24s||+06° 13’ 09”||10.68||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 29||02h 03m 30s||+06° 17’ 49”||10.66||Pisces|
|2019 Jul 30||02h 04m 36s||+06° 22’ 24”||10.65||Pisces|