Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua)
Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Feb 16||23h 56m 39s||+19° 50’ 57”||32.70||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 17||23h 56m 57s||+19° 52’ 05”||32.70||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 18||23h 57m 15s||+19° 53’ 17”||32.71||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 19||23h 57m 33s||+19° 54’ 29”||32.71||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 20||23h 57m 51s||+19° 55’ 45”||32.72||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 21||23h 58m 09s||+19° 57’ 02”||32.72||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 22||23h 58m 27s||+19° 58’ 23”||32.73||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 23||23h 58m 45s||+19° 59’ 44”||32.73||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 24||23h 59m 03s||+20° 01’ 09”||32.74||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 25||23h 59m 21s||+20° 02’ 35”||32.74||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 26||23h 59m 39s||+20° 04’ 02”||32.75||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 27||23h 59m 57s||+20° 05’ 34”||32.75||Pegasus|
|2019 Feb 28||00h 00m 15s||+20° 07’ 05”||32.75||Pegasus|
|2019 Mar 01||00h 00m 34s||+20° 08’ 39”||32.76||Pegasus|
Distance of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua), 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) at epoch 22 November 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458080.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.25591158 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-09 12:10:32
|Argument of perihelion||peri||241.81053603049°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||24.596909555232°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2017-Oct-15|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.16199099 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.