Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3)
Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) Position
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Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) Distance
The distance of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) from Earth is currently 211,020,904 kilometers, equivalent to 1.410588 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 43.8900 seconds to travel from Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) 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 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) to Earth happens on Sun Dec 6 2076 at a distance of 0.01045953 Astronomical Units, or 1,564,724 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3), 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 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) 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 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.96330811 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2011-Dec-06 18:09:07
|Next perihelion transit||2013-Mar-24 16:06
|Argument of perihelion||peri||211.42584970315°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||251.61971097785°|
Visualization of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) 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 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 162173 Ryugu (1999 JU3) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 22||19h 52m 36s||-20° 33’ 56”||22.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 23||19h 55m 18s||-20° 23’ 14”||22.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 24||19h 57m 57s||-20° 12’ 23”||22.42||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 25||20h 00m 37s||-20° 01’ 22”||22.41||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 26||20h 03m 15s||-19° 50’ 11”||22.41||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 27||20h 05m 53s||-19° 38’ 51”||22.40||Sagittarius|
|2020 Mar 28||20h 08m 30s||-19° 27’ 20”||22.40||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 29||20h 11m 08s||-19° 15’ 42”||22.39||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 30||20h 13m 42s||-19° 03’ 55”||22.39||Capricornus|
|2020 Mar 31||20h 16m 18s||-18° 51’ 57”||22.38||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 01||20h 18m 51s||-18° 39’ 52”||22.38||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||20h 21m 24s||-18° 27’ 38”||22.37||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||20h 23m 57s||-18° 15’ 15”||22.37||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 04||20h 26m 30s||-18° 02’ 44”||22.36||Capricornus|