The Earth

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The Earth, as seen by the Apollo 17 astronauts. © NASA
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From San Diego , the Earth is always visible. Look beneath your feet.

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Name The Earth
Object type Earth
Current position
Constellation:Unknown
Magnitude:-25.42 (V) [1]
Absolute mag (H):-3.80 [1]
Slope parameter (n):2.00 [1]
Right ascension:00h00m [2]
Declination:+00°00' [2]
Orbital elements [2]
Semi-major axis:1.00 AU
Eccentricity:0.016710
Inclination:0.00°
Longitude ascending node:-11.26°
Argument of perihelion:114.21°
Epoch of elements:01 January 2000
Mean Anomaly at epoch:-2.48°
Derived quantities
Perihelion:0.98 AU
Aphelion:1.02 AU
Orbital period:1.00 years
Sources
[1] Robin M. Green, Spherical Astronomy, 1985, ISBN 0-521-31779-7
[2] Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac. 1992. K. P. Seidelmann, Ed., p.316
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

Events
04 Jan 2023  –  The Earth at perihelion
06 Jul 2023  –  The Earth at aphelion
02 Jan 2024  –  The Earth at perihelion
04 Jul 2024  –  The Earth at aphelion
04 Jan 2025  –  The Earth at perihelion
03 Jul 2025  –  The Earth at aphelion
03 Jan 2026  –  The Earth at perihelion
06 Jul 2026  –  The Earth at aphelion

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