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(8950) 1997 EG46 Asteroid

1997 EG46 is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 12.6 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Longitude of Ascending Node of the object is 38.18376 degrees. The Argument of Perihelion is 60.99971. It is the angle along the orbit of a planet or other Solar System object as measured from the ascending node (analogous to right ascension and longitude) Ref:Hawaii.

The mean anomoly is 103.53681, is the angular distance of the planet from the perihelion or aphelion. Ref:Dictionary.The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 3.0949111, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1997 EG46 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 8.16107 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.0743767, it is the degree at which 1997 EG46 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1997 EG46 Facts


TypeAsteroid
Absolute Magnitude12.6
Longitude Of Ascending Node 38.18376
Argument of Perihelion60.99971
Mean Anomoly103.53681
Semi-Major Axis 3.0949111
Orbital Inclination (degrees)8.16107
Orbital Eccentricity0.0743767
Source(s)https://minorplanetcenter.net/


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