The asteroid 4 Vesta

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From Ashburn (click to change), 4 Vesta is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:46 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 27° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:46, 28° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:57, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Ophiuchus
Magnitude:6.06 (V)[1]
Right Ascension:17h27m [1]
Declination:-21°57' [1]
Orbital Elements[1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.088920
Inclination:7.14°
Longitude ascending node:103.81°
Argument of perihelion:150.73°
Epoch of elements:30 June 2018
Mean Anomaly at epoch:14.37°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Events
12 Nov 2019, 02:11 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
04 Mar 2021, 09:24 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
22 Aug 2022, 15:11 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
21 Dec 2023, 11:48 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
02 May 2025, 17:35 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
13 Oct 2026, 03:11 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
31 Jan 2028, 04:35 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
09 Jul 2029, 22:24 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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77.49°W
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