Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is 03h 54m 38s and the Declination is +08° 01’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is 20.59 (JPL).
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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) from Earth is currently 12,444,781,700 kilometers, equivalent to 83.188227 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 31 minutes and 51.3235 seconds to travel from Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) 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 90377 Sedna from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) to Earth happens on Tue Dec 29 2076 at a distance of 75.214558 Astronomical Units, or 11,251,937,771 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) brightness
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) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) 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 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||76.25671132 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2076-Mar-09 08:44:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||311.35220429883°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||144.24786690597°|
Visualization of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Orbit
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) 15 Days 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.
|2021 Dec 02||03h 54m 56s||+08° 01’ 41”||20.58||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 03||03h 54m 52s||+08° 01’ 35”||20.58||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 04||03h 54m 51s||+08° 01’ 30”||20.58||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 05||03h 54m 48s||+08° 01’ 23”||20.58||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 06||03h 54m 46s||+08° 01’ 18”||20.58||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 07||03h 54m 43s||+08° 01’ 14”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 08||03h 54m 42s||+08° 01’ 09”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 09||03h 54m 38s||+08° 01’ 05”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 10||03h 54m 37s||+08° 01’ 00”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 11||03h 54m 34s||+08° 00’ 56”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 12||03h 54m 32s||+08° 00’ 52”||20.59||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 13||03h 54m 29s||+08° 00’ 48”||20.60||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 14||03h 54m 28s||+08° 00’ 44”||20.60||Taurus|
|2021 Dec 15||03h 54m 24s||+08° 00’ 42”||20.60||Taurus|