Asteroid 2 Pallas
Asteroid 2 Pallas Position
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Asteroid 2 Pallas Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas from Earth is currently 497,335,796 kilometers, equivalent to 3.324484 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 38.9336 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2 Pallas and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 2 Pallas to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2 Pallas to Earth happens on Mon Feb 24 2014 at a distance of 1.23090464 Astronomical Units, or 184,140,713 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2 Pallas brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2 Pallas, 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 2 Pallas rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2 Pallas touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 2 Pallas Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.13593481 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Jul-21 11:05:47
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Mar-04 20:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||310.20239156538°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||173.02474146293°|
Visualization of Asteroid 2 Pallas Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2 Pallas with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2 Pallas 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 2 Pallas Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 2 Pallas. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||7.8132 hours||0.3264|
Asteroid 2 Pallas 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2 Pallas computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2 Pallas in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 22||19h 14m 35s||+10° 47’ 35”||10.37||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 23||19h 15m 27s||+10° 56’ 12”||10.37||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 24||19h 16m 18s||+11° 04’ 50”||10.36||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 25||19h 17m 08s||+11° 13’ 32”||10.36||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 26||19h 17m 57s||+11° 22’ 17”||10.36||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 27||19h 18m 45s||+11° 31’ 05”||10.35||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 28||19h 19m 32s||+11° 39’ 55”||10.35||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 29||19h 20m 18s||+11° 48’ 47”||10.34||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 30||19h 21m 05s||+11° 57’ 42”||10.34||Aquila|
|2020 Mar 31||19h 21m 48s||+12° 06’ 41”||10.34||Aquila|
|2020 Apr 01||19h 22m 32s||+12° 15’ 41”||10.33||Aquila|
|2020 Apr 02||19h 23m 16s||+12° 24’ 42”||10.33||Aquila|
|2020 Apr 03||19h 23m 58s||+12° 33’ 47”||10.32||Aquila|
|2020 Apr 04||19h 24m 39s||+12° 42’ 51”||10.32||Aquila|