Asteroid 4 Vesta
Asteroid 4 Vesta Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 4 Vesta is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid 4 Vesta Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 4 Vesta rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the local timezone Europe/London.
Asteroid 4 Vesta Orbit Diagram
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 4 Vesta with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 4 Vesta 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 4 Vesta Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 4 Vesta computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 4 Vesta in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2017 Sep 15||7.84||12h 00m 43s||+05° 12’ 02”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 16||7.83||12h 02m 35s||+05° 00’ 17”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 17||7.82||12h 04m 24s||+04° 48’ 33”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 18||7.81||12h 06m 15s||+04° 36’ 47”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 19||7.80||12h 08m 05s||+04° 25’ 03”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 20||7.80||12h 09m 56s||+04° 13’ 17”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 21||7.79||12h 11m 48s||+04° 01’ 31”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 22||7.78||12h 13m 38s||+03° 49’ 45”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 23||7.77||12h 15m 29s||+03° 37’ 59”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 24||7.77||12h 17m 21s||+03° 26’ 12”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 25||7.76||12h 19m 12s||+03° 14’ 25”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 26||7.76||12h 21m 02s||+03° 02’ 39”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 27||7.76||12h 22m 54s||+02° 50’ 52”||Virgo|
|2017 Sep 28||7.76||12h 24m 46s||+02° 39’ 06”||Virgo|
Distance of Asteroid 4 Vesta from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 4 Vesta 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.
Light Curve of Asteroid 4 Vesta
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 4 Vesta, 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 4 Vesta Physical Data
The following shows the known values of the most important physical parameters of Asteroid 4 Vesta. Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Physical Parameter||Value||Relative to Earth|
|Sideral Rotation||5.3420 hours||0.2232|
Asteroid 4 Vesta Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 4 Vesta at epoch 03 September 2017 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.15121893 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-May-09 19:13:35
|Argument of perihelion||peri||150.94308653206°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||103.83587920561°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2047-Jun-14|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.13795847 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.