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 Nov 15||7.93||13h 55m 41s||-06° 23’ 08”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 16||7.93||13h 57m 38s||-06° 33’ 32”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 17||7.93||13h 59m 34s||-06° 43’ 51”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 18||7.93||14h 01m 30s||-06° 54’ 07”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 19||7.93||14h 03m 25s||-07° 04’ 22”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 20||7.93||14h 05m 22s||-07° 14’ 30”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 21||7.93||14h 07m 18s||-07° 24’ 37”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 22||7.93||14h 09m 15s||-07° 34’ 40”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 23||7.93||14h 11m 12s||-07° 44’ 38”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 24||7.93||14h 13m 09s||-07° 54’ 33”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 25||7.93||14h 15m 06s||-08° 04’ 24”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 26||7.94||14h 17m 03s||-08° 14’ 12”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 27||7.94||14h 19m 00s||-08° 23’ 54”||Virgo|
|2017 Nov 28||7.94||14h 20m 57s||-08° 33’ 33”||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. The value of the distance of 4 Vesta is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
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.