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.
|2018 Feb 14||7.60||16h 50m 16s||-16° 43’ 44”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 15||7.60||16h 52m 00s||-16° 46’ 18”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 16||7.59||16h 53m 44s||-16° 48’ 48”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 17||7.58||16h 55m 28s||-16° 51’ 12”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 18||7.57||16h 57m 12s||-16° 53’ 31”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 19||7.56||16h 58m 55s||-16° 55’ 45”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 20||7.55||17h 00m 38s||-16° 57’ 53”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 21||7.54||17h 02m 18s||-16° 59’ 57”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 22||7.53||17h 04m 00s||-17° 01’ 56”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 23||7.52||17h 05m 40s||-17° 03’ 50”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 24||7.51||17h 07m 20s||-17° 05’ 39”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 25||7.50||17h 08m 59s||-17° 07’ 23”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 26||7.49||17h 10m 37s||-17° 09’ 02”||Ophiucus|
|2018 Feb 27||7.48||17h 12m 15s||-17° 10’ 37”||Ophiucus|
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.