Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) 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 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2018 May 18||20.87||03h 46m 55s||+07° 50’ 47”||Taurus|
|2018 May 19||20.87||03h 46m 59s||+07° 50’ 57”||Taurus|
|2018 May 20||20.87||03h 47m 02s||+07° 51’ 07”||Taurus|
|2018 May 21||20.87||03h 47m 04s||+07° 51’ 18”||Taurus|
|2018 May 22||20.87||03h 47m 08s||+07° 51’ 28”||Taurus|
|2018 May 23||20.87||03h 47m 11s||+07° 51’ 38”||Taurus|
|2018 May 24||20.87||03h 47m 13s||+07° 51’ 47”||Taurus|
|2018 May 25||20.87||03h 47m 17s||+07° 51’ 56”||Taurus|
|2018 May 26||20.87||03h 47m 20s||+07° 52’ 05”||Taurus|
|2018 May 27||20.87||03h 47m 22s||+07° 52’ 14”||Taurus|
|2018 May 28||20.88||03h 47m 26s||+07° 52’ 23”||Taurus|
|2018 May 29||20.88||03h 47m 29s||+07° 52’ 32”||Taurus|
|2018 May 30||20.88||03h 47m 31s||+07° 52’ 41”||Taurus|
|2018 May 31||20.88||03h 47m 35s||+07° 52’ 50”||Taurus|
Distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) 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 90377 Sedna is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12), 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 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||76.07220103 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2076-Sep-14 06:13:41
|Argument of perihelion||peri||311.6146782687°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||144.4192591236°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2075-Dec-29|
|Distance of closest approach*||75.20413667 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.