The asteroid 4 Vesta

Image of 4 Vesta
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From Seattle , 4 Vesta is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:37 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 47° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:56.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:7.77 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.20 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.32 [1]
Right ascension:03h36m [1]
Declination:+11°13' [1]
Distance:2.17 AU
18.06 lightmin [1]
Orbital Elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.088721
Inclination:7.14°
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.73°
Epoch of elements:27 April 2019
Mean Anomaly at epoch:95.86°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Events
12 Nov 2019  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
04 Mar 2021  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
23 Aug 2022  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
21 Dec 2023  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
03 May 2025  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
13 Oct 2026  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
31 Jan 2028  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
10 Jul 2029  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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