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.
|2019 Mar 17||22h 35m 23s||-13° 10’ 50”||11.40||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 18||22h 37m 10s||-13° 00’ 54”||11.41||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 19||22h 38m 57s||-12° 50’ 56”||11.41||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 20||22h 40m 45s||-12° 40’ 55”||11.41||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 21||22h 42m 30s||-12° 30’ 55”||11.42||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 22||22h 44m 17s||-12° 20’ 53”||11.42||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 23||22h 46m 04s||-12° 10’ 50”||11.42||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 24||22h 47m 50s||-12° 00’ 44”||11.43||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 25||22h 49m 36s||-11° 50’ 39”||11.43||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 26||22h 51m 23s||-11° 40’ 32”||11.43||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 27||22h 53m 08s||-11° 30’ 24”||11.43||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 28||22h 54m 53s||-11° 20’ 16”||11.44||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 29||22h 56m 39s||-11° 10’ 05”||11.44||Aquarius|
|2019 Mar 30||22h 58m 24s||-10° 59’ 56”||11.44||Aquarius|
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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|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°|
|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 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.