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 50s and the Declination is +08° 11’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is 20.69 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 90377 Sedna is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 37° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 90377 Sedna is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 90377 Sedna rise and set times.
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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 12,669,394,308 kilometers, equivalent to 84.689670 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 44 minutes and 20.5505 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 75.21455818 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.
|2020 Jul 31||03h 54m 41s||+08° 11’ 35”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 01||03h 54m 42s||+08° 11’ 30”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 02||03h 54m 42s||+08° 11’ 27”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 03||03h 54m 45s||+08° 11’ 23”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 04||03h 54m 46s||+08° 11’ 18”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 05||03h 54m 47s||+08° 11’ 15”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 06||03h 54m 47s||+08° 11’ 11”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 07||03h 54m 50s||+08° 11’ 06”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 08||03h 54m 51s||+08° 11’ 00”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 09||03h 54m 51s||+08° 10’ 55”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 10||03h 54m 52s||+08° 10’ 50”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 11||03h 54m 54s||+08° 10’ 45”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 12||03h 54m 55s||+08° 10’ 40”||20.69||Taurus|
|2020 Aug 13||03h 54m 55s||+08° 10’ 33”||20.69||Taurus|