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.
|2017 Feb 13||9.15||10h 44m 58s||+18° 19’ 13”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 14||9.13||10h 44m 03s||+18° 26’ 02”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 15||9.11||10h 43m 05s||+18° 32’ 48”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 16||9.09||10h 42m 09s||+18° 39’ 28”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 17||9.08||10h 41m 11s||+18° 46’ 04”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 18||9.06||10h 40m 13s||+18° 52’ 33”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 19||9.05||10h 39m 12s||+18° 58’ 57”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 20||9.05||10h 38m 13s||+19° 05’ 13”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 21||9.04||10h 37m 14s||+19° 11’ 22”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 22||9.04||10h 36m 12s||+19° 17’ 22”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 23||9.05||10h 35m 12s||+19° 23’ 16”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 24||9.06||10h 34m 12s||+19° 28’ 59”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 25||9.07||10h 33m 11s||+19° 34’ 32”||Leo|
|2017 Feb 26||9.09||10h 32m 11s||+19° 39’ 56”||Leo|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.09499703 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2016-Jun-23 11:16:05
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Feb-29 16:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||5.924268970479°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||68.93414805167°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2023-Dec-21|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.11872751 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.