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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)

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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Position

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 03h 49m 16s and the Declination is +07° 56’ 19”.

03h 49m 16s
+07° 56’ 19”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) in Taurus on March, 28 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is right now (view fullscreen)

90377 Sedna
RA: 03h 49m 16s
Dec: +07° 56’ 19”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)
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Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Distance

The distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) from Earth is currently 12,745,954,362 kilometers, equivalent to 85.201442 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 hours, 48 minutes and 35.9273 seconds to travel from Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) and arrive to us.

12,745,954,362
85.201442
11 hours, 48 minutes and 35.9273 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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:

Tue Dec 29 2076
11,251,937,771
75.214558

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is 20.69.

20.69

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 82.1°
Max altitude: 46.5°
Azimuth: 277.9°
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.84258739
Orbit inclination i 11.93069190°
Perihelion distance q 76.25671132 AU
11,407,841,663 km
Aphelion distance Q 892.62006003 AU
133,534,060,592 km
Semi-major axis a 484.43838568 AU
72,470,951,128 km
Orbital period period 10,662.6700 years
3,894,540.7217 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2076-Mar-09 08:44:18
2,479,371.8641 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 311.35220429883°
Longitude of the ascending node node 144.24786690597°
Mean anomaly M 358.11693044203°
Mean motion n 0.00009244°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12)
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 21 03h 49m 01s +07° 54’ 39” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 22 03h 49m 04s +07° 54’ 52” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 23 03h 49m 05s +07° 55’ 06” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 24 03h 49m 08s +07° 55’ 19” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 03h 49m 09s +07° 55’ 33” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 03h 49m 11s +07° 55’ 46” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 03h 49m 14s +07° 56’ 00” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 03h 49m 15s +07° 56’ 13” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 03h 49m 18s +07° 56’ 27” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 03h 49m 19s +07° 56’ 42” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 03h 49m 22s +07° 56’ 54” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 03h 49m 23s +07° 57’ 08” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 03h 49m 26s +07° 57’ 23” 20.69 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 03h 49m 28s +07° 57’ 36” 20.69 Taurus