The asteroid 4 Vesta

Image of 4 Vesta
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From Ashburn (click to change), 4 Vesta is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:08 (EST) – 4 hours and 17 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 28° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:16.

Name 4 Vesta
Object Type Asteroid
Current Position
Constellation:Scorpius
Brightness (V):Mag 7.8
Right Ascension:16h02m
Declination:-15°05'
Source for position: Computed using orbital elements from Asteroid Orbital Elements Database (Bowell, E.L.G.)
Orbital Elements
Semi-major axis:2.36 AU
Eccentricity:0.089153
Inclination:7.14°
Longitude ascending node:103.84°
Argument of perihelion:150.94°
Epoch of elements:03 September 2017
Mean Anomaly at epoch:292.71°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:2.15 AU
Aphelion:2.57 AU
Orbital period:3.63 years
Events
19 Jun 2018, 20:41 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
12 Nov 2019, 04:46 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
04 Mar 2021, 09:23 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
22 Aug 2022, 16:58 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
21 Dec 2023, 12:40 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
02 May 2025, 17:41 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
13 Oct 2026, 06:08 EDT  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
31 Jan 2028, 04:43 EST  –  Asteroid 4 Vesta at opposition
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The path traced across the sky by 4 Vesta

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EST

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