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 Feb 13||6.78||07h 36m 57s||+25° 29’ 32”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 14||6.80||07h 36m 15s||+25° 32’ 48”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 15||6.82||07h 35m 35s||+25° 35’ 56”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 16||6.84||07h 34m 56s||+25° 38’ 56”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 17||6.86||07h 34m 19s||+25° 41’ 48”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 18||6.88||07h 33m 44s||+25° 44’ 34”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 19||6.90||07h 33m 11s||+25° 47’ 12”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 20||6.92||07h 32m 39s||+25° 49’ 41”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 21||6.94||07h 32m 11s||+25° 52’ 05”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 22||6.96||07h 31m 44s||+25° 54’ 21”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 23||6.98||07h 31m 18s||+25° 56’ 30”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 24||7.00||07h 30m 55s||+25° 58’ 32”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 25||7.02||07h 30m 33s||+26° 00’ 27”||Gemini|
|2017 Feb 26||7.04||07h 30m 14s||+26° 02’ 15”||Gemini|
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 30 July 2016 00:00 UTC (JD: 2457600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||2.15103062 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-May-10 09:56:22
|Argument of perihelion||peri||151.11163471713°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||103.84251223291°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2018-Jun-19|
|Distance of closest approach*||1.14158104 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2030-Jan-01, with a sampling interval of 1 day.