8 Flora (Asteroid)

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From Cambridge , 8 Flora is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:24 (EST), 34° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 17:32, 34° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 20:25, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name 8 Flora
Object type Asteroid
Current position
Computed for:10 December 2023
Right ascension:23h05m [1]
Declination:-12°52' [1]
Magnitude:10.45 (V) [1]
Distance:1.68 AU
14.00 lightmin [1]
Angular motion (speed):22.71 arcmin/day[1]
Angular motion (pos ang):252.1°
Orbital elements [1]
Semi-major axis:2.20 AU
Longitude ascending node:110.86°
Argument of perihelion:285.60°
Epoch of elements:13 September 2023
Mean Anomaly at epoch:317.29°
Absolute mag (H):6.61 [1]
Slope parameter (G):0.15 [1]
Derived quantities
Perihelion:1.86 AU
Aphelion:2.55 AU
Orbital period:3.27 years
Visibility from Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.

12 Mar 2025  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
09 Jul 2026  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
06 Feb 2028  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
03 Jun 2029  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
20 Dec 2030  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
15 Oct 2033  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
13 Aug 2036  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
05 Mar 2038  –  Asteroid 8 Flora at opposition
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