4 Vesta (Asteroid)

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From Ashburn , 4 Vesta is visible between 23:16 and 04:08. It will become accessible around 23:16, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:42, 31° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 04:08 when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 4 Vesta
Object type Asteroid
Current position
Magnitude:6.12 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):3.40 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Right ascension:22h22m [1]
Declination:-19°45' [1]
Distance:1.28 AU
10.67 lightmin [1]
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Longitude ascending node:103.80°
Argument of perihelion:151.09°
Epoch of elements:21 January 2022
Mean Anomaly at epoch:7.03°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

22 Aug 2022  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
21 Dec 2023  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
02 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
24 Nov 2030  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
20 Mar 2032  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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