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Asteroid (8) Flora is at Opposition in the constellation Virgo on the 20th March, 2012.
Magnitude: 9.6
Distance to Earth: 1.470 AU
Distance to Sun: 2.458 AU



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Asteroid (8) Flora in the constellation Aquarius, 4.15 UT, 1st August, 2010.

Magnitude= 9.2mag
Best seen from 22.6h - 5.0h
RA=23h49m22.6s Dec= -835'17" (J2000)
Distance to Sun=2.005AU
Distance to Earth=1.162AU
hourly motion: dRA= 8.0"/h
dDec=-12.0"/h

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8 Flora is a large, bright main belt asteroid. It is the innermost large asteroid: no asteroid closer to the Sun has a diameter above 25 kilometres or two-elevenths that of Flora itself, and not until the tiny 149 Medusa was discovered was a single asteroid orbiting at a closer mean distance known. It is the seventh brightest asteroid with a mean opposition magnitude of +8.7. Flora can reach a magnitude of +7.9 at a favourable opposition near perihelion, such as will occur in mid November 2007.

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V

2007 10 28 04 04.92 +09 57.0 0.929 1.861 151.0 15.0 8.4
2007 11 02 04 01.46 +09 45.6 0.911 1.863 156.4 12.3 8.3
2007 11 07 03 57.24 +09 36.0 0.898 1.865 161.6 9.7 8.1
2007 11 12 03 52.44 +09 28.9 0.891 1.868 166.3 7.2 8.0
2007 11 17 03 47.28 +09 25.1 0.890 1.871 169.4 5.6 8.0
2007 11 22 03 42.00 +09 25.1 0.894 1.874 169.3 5.6 8.0
2007 11 27 03 36.85 +09 29.3 0.904 1.877 166.1 7.2 8.1
2007 12 02 03 32.05 +09 38.0 0.920 1.881 161.4 9.6 8.2
2007 12 07 03 27.81 +09 51.2 0.941 1.885 156.2 12.2 8.4
2007 12 12 03 24.28 +10 09.0 0.968 1.889 150.8 14.7 8.5
2007 12 17 03 21.61 +10 31.1 0.999 1.894 145.5 17.1 8.6
2007 12 22 03 19.87 +10 57.1 1.035 1.899 140.3 19.3 8.8
2007 12 27 03 19.08 +11 26.7 1.075 1.904 135.3 21.3 8.9


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