Asteroid 17 Thetis
Asteroid 17 Thetis Position
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Asteroid 17 Thetis Distance
The distance of Asteroid 17 Thetis from Earth is currently 392,982,526 kilometers, equivalent to 2.626926 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 50.8486 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 1.13909776 Astronomical Units, or 170,406,600 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, 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 17 Thetis Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||2.14152894 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Dec-05 08:48:00
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Oct-24 02:12
|Argument of perihelion||peri||135.97414788489°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.5396700653°|
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.
|2020 Apr 01||21h 32m 13s||-14° 09’ 23”||12.58||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 02||21h 34m 05s||-14° 01’ 44”||12.58||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 03||21h 35m 57s||-13° 54’ 03”||12.58||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 04||21h 37m 50s||-13° 46’ 22”||12.58||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 05||21h 39m 39s||-13° 38’ 40”||12.58||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 06||21h 41m 30s||-13° 30’ 57”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 07||21h 43m 19s||-13° 23’ 14”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 08||21h 45m 10s||-13° 15’ 32”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 09||21h 46m 59s||-13° 07’ 48”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 10||21h 48m 47s||-13° 00’ 03”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 11||21h 50m 35s||-12° 52’ 19”||12.57||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 12||21h 52m 22s||-12° 44’ 35”||12.56||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 13||21h 54m 08s||-12° 36’ 51”||12.56||Capricornus|
|2020 Apr 14||21h 55m 54s||-12° 29’ 08”||12.56||Capricornus|