Asteroid 17 Thetis
Asteroid 17 Thetis Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 17 Thetis is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 17 Thetis Distance
The distance of Asteroid 17 Thetis from Earth is currently 446,717,039 kilometers, equivalent to 2.986119 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 50.0876 seconds to travel from Asteroid 17 Thetis and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 17 Thetis 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 17 Thetis from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 17 Thetis to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 17 Thetis to Earth happens on Sun Jun 10 2035 at a distance of 1.13909773 Astronomical Units, or 170,406,596 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 17 Thetis brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 17 Thetis, 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 17 Thetis rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 17 Thetis touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 17 Thetis Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.14171893 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Dec-06 02:42:27
|Argument of perihelion||peri||136.20825168304°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.55294367489°|
Visualization of Asteroid 17 Thetis Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 17 Thetis with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 17 Thetis 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 17 Thetis Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 17 Thetis. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||12.2705 hours||0.5127|
Asteroid 17 Thetis 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 17 Thetis computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 17 Thetis in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Oct 14||15h 16m 18s||-14° 25’ 36”||12.56||Libra|
|2019 Oct 15||15h 18m 21s||-14° 34’ 50”||12.56||Libra|
|2019 Oct 16||15h 20m 26s||-14° 43’ 59”||12.55||Libra|
|2019 Oct 17||15h 22m 32s||-14° 53’ 03”||12.55||Libra|
|2019 Oct 18||15h 24m 38s||-15° 02’ 03”||12.55||Libra|
|2019 Oct 19||15h 26m 44s||-15° 10’ 58”||12.54||Libra|
|2019 Oct 20||15h 28m 50s||-15° 19’ 46”||12.54||Libra|
|2019 Oct 21||15h 30m 56s||-15° 28’ 32”||12.53||Libra|
|2019 Oct 22||15h 33m 03s||-15° 37’ 11”||12.53||Libra|
|2019 Oct 23||15h 35m 11s||-15° 45’ 47”||12.53||Libra|
|2019 Oct 24||15h 37m 18s||-15° 54’ 15”||12.52||Libra|
|2019 Oct 25||15h 39m 27s||-16° 02’ 40”||12.52||Libra|
|2019 Oct 26||15h 41m 35s||-16° 10’ 59”||12.51||Libra|
|2019 Oct 27||15h 43m 44s||-16° 19’ 13”||12.51||Libra|