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 441,955,126 kilometers, equivalent to 2.954288 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 34.2036 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 170,406,595 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||2.14171894 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Dec-06 02:42:27
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Oct-24 07:29
|Argument of perihelion||peri||136.2082500236°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||125.5529454583°|
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 Feb 14||19h 55m 45s||-19° 19’ 59”||12.48||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 15||19h 57m 57s||-19° 14’ 58”||12.49||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 16||20h 00m 10s||-19° 09’ 51”||12.49||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 17||20h 02m 21s||-19° 04’ 41”||12.50||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 18||20h 04m 32s||-18° 59’ 23”||12.50||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 19||20h 06m 43s||-18° 54’ 02”||12.51||Sagittarius|
|2020 Feb 20||20h 08m 53s||-18° 48’ 33”||12.51||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 21||20h 11m 04s||-18° 43’ 01”||12.51||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 22||20h 13m 14s||-18° 37’ 23”||12.52||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 23||20h 15m 24s||-18° 31’ 41”||12.52||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 24||20h 17m 33s||-18° 25’ 54”||12.52||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 25||20h 19m 41s||-18° 20’ 02”||12.53||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 26||20h 21m 50s||-18° 14’ 04”||12.53||Capricornus|
|2020 Feb 27||20h 23m 57s||-18° 08’ 03”||12.53||Capricornus|