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.
|2017 Dec 06||20.85||03h 45m 19s||+07° 28’ 29”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 07||20.85||03h 45m 16s||+07° 28’ 24”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 08||20.85||03h 45m 14s||+07° 28’ 19”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 09||20.85||03h 45m 11s||+07° 28’ 15”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 10||20.85||03h 45m 10s||+07° 28’ 11”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 11||20.85||03h 45m 06s||+07° 28’ 06”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 12||20.85||03h 45m 05s||+07° 28’ 04”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 13||20.86||03h 45m 02s||+07° 28’ 00”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 14||20.86||03h 45m 01s||+07° 27’ 56”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 15||20.86||03h 44m 58s||+07° 27’ 52”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 16||20.86||03h 44m 56s||+07° 27’ 50”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 17||20.86||03h 44m 53s||+07° 27’ 47”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 18||20.86||03h 44m 52s||+07° 27’ 43”||Taurus|
|2017 Dec 19||20.87||03h 44m 49s||+07° 27’ 42”||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 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||76.04685779 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2076-Sep-20 00:10:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||311.61297723748°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||144.45958578027°|
|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.