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Asteroid (4) Vesta makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.427 AU) in the constellation Cetus on the 24th September 2015



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Asteroid (4) Vesta makes its closest approach to the Earth (1.230 AU) on the 17th April 2014



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Asteroid (4) Vesta is at Opposition in the constellation Virgo on the 13th April 2014

Magnitude: 5.8 
Distance to Earth: 1.232 AU
Distance to Sun: 2.221 AU 

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Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     Mag
2014 04 01    13 55 37.7 +01 37 24   1.2652  2.2314   160.3     8.7     5.9
2014 04 02    13 54 51.7 +01 43 41   1.2612  2.2306   161.2     8.3     5.9
2014 04 03    13 54 04.5 +01 49 56   1.2574  2.2298   162.0     8.0     5.9
2014 04 04    13 53 16.2 +01 56 07   1.2538  2.2289   162.8     7.6     5.9
2014 04 05    13 52 26.9 +02 02 14   1.2505  2.2281   163.6     7.3     5.8
2014 04 06    13 51 36.6 +02 08 17   1.2474  2.2273   164.3     7.0     5.8
2014 04 07    13 50 45.3 +02 14 15   1.2446  2.2265   165.0     6.7     5.8
2014 04 08    13 49 53.3 +02 20 08   1.2421  2.2257   165.6     6.4     5.8
2014 04 09    13 49 00.5 +02 25 54   1.2397  2.2249   166.1     6.2     5.8
2014 04 10    13 48 07.0 +02 31 34   1.2377  2.2241   166.5     6.0     5.8
2014 04 11    13 47 12.9 +02 37 07   1.2359  2.2233   166.9     5.9     5.8
2014 04 12    13 46 18.2 +02 42 32   1.2343  2.2225   167.1     5.8     5.8
2014 04 13    13 45 23.1 +02 47 49   1.2330  2.2217   167.2     5.7     5.8
2014 04 14    13 44 27.7 +02 52 58   1.2319  2.2210   167.2     5.7     5.7
2014 04 15    13 43 31.9 +02 57 57   1.2311  2.2202   167.1     5.8     5.7
2014 04 16    13 42 35.9 +03 02 47   1.2305  2.2194   166.9     5.9     5.8
2014 04 17    13 41 39.8 +03 07 28   1.2302  2.2186   166.6     6.0     5.8
2014 04 18    13 40 43.6 +03 11 57   1.2301  2.2179   166.1     6.2     5.8
2014 04 19    13 39 47.4 +03 16 16   1.2302  2.2171   165.6     6.5     5.8
2014 04 20    13 38 51.3 +03 20 24   1.2306  2.2163   165.0     6.7     5.8
2014 04 21    13 37 55.4 +03 24 20   1.2313  2.2156   164.4     7.0     5.8
2014 04 22    13 36 59.7 +03 28 04   1.2322  2.2148   163.7     7.3     5.8
2014 04 23    13 36 04.3 +03 31 36   1.2333  2.2141   162.9     7.7     5.8
2014 04 24    13 35 09.4 +03 34 55   1.2347  2.2133   162.1     8.0     5.8
2014 04 25    13 34 14.9 +03 38 01   1.2363  2.2126   161.2     8.4     5.8
2014 04 26    13 33 21.1 +03 40 54   1.2382  2.2118   160.4     8.8     5.9
2014 04 27    13 32 27.8 +03 43 33   1.2403  2.2111   159.4     9.2     5.9
2014 04 28    13 31 35.3 +03 45 58   1.2426  2.2104   158.5     9.6     5.9
2014 04 29    13 30 43.6 +03 48 09   1.2452  2.2096   157.6    10.0     5.9
2014 04 30    13 29 52.7 +03 50 06   1.2480  2.2089   156.6    10.4     5.9


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Asteroid (4) Vesta is near M35 in Gemini on the 30th April, 2013



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Asteroid (4) Vesta is at Opposition on the 9th December, 2012.

Magnitude: 6.4
Distance to Earth: 1.588 au 
Distance to Sun: 2.571 au 



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Asteroid (4) Vesta is 3° 21' from Moon, 29th November, 2012

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Asteroid (4) Vesta will pass 9 arcminutes to the north of Aldebaran on the 6th August.

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Asteroid (4) Vesta is in Conjunction on the 9th April, 2012



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Vesta passes near to the star Tau Aquarii at 23:00 UT, 10th January, 2012.



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Ephemeris

Date       UT      R.A. (J2000) Decl.    Delta     r     El.    Ph.   V
2012 01 09 000000 22 47 53.9 -13 43 27   2.893   2.390   50.4  18.5   8.2
2012 01 10 000000 22 49 32.0 -13 32 57   2.904   2.391   49.9  18.3   8.2
2012 01 11 000000 22 51 10.3 -13 22 24   2.915   2.392   49.3  18.2   8.2
2012 01 12 000000 22 52 48.7 -13 11 49   2.925   2.393   48.7  18.0   8.2
2012 01 13 000000 22 54 27.2 -13 01 11   2.936   2.394   48.1  17.8   8.2
2012 01 14 000000 22 56 05.8 -12 50 31   2.946   2.395   47.6  17.6   8.2
2012 01 15 000000 22 57 44.6 -12 39 49   2.957   2.396   47.0  17.5   8.2
2012 01 16 000000 22 59 23.5 -12 29 05   2.967   2.397   46.4  17.3   8.2
2012 01 17 000000 23 01 02.5 -12 18 19   2.977   2.398   45.9  17.1   8.2
2012 01 18 000000 23 02 41.6 -12 07 30   2.987   2.399   45.3  16.9   8.2
2012 01 19 000000 23 04 20.8 -11 56 40   2.997   2.400   44.7  16.8   8.2
2012 01 20 000000 23 06 00.2 -11 45 48   3.007   2.401   44.1  16.6   8.2
2012 01 21 000000 23 07 39.6 -11 34 53   3.017   2.402   43.6  16.4   8.2
2012 01 22 000000 23 09 19.2 -11 23 57   3.027   2.403   43.0  16.2   8.2
2012 01 23 000000 23 10 58.8 -11 12 59   3.037   2.404   42.4  16.0   8.2
2012 01 24 000000 23 12 38.6 -11 02 00   3.046   2.405   41.9  15.9   8.2
2012 01 25 000000 23 14 18.4 -10 50 59   3.056   2.406   41.3  15.7   8.2
2012 01 26 000000 23 15 58.3 -10 39 56   3.065   2.407   40.8  15.5   8.2
2012 01 27 000000 23 17 38.3 -10 28 51   3.074   2.408   40.2  15.3   8.2
2012 01 28 000000 23 19 18.4 -10 17 46   3.084   2.409   39.6  15.1   8.2
2012 01 29 000000 23 20 58.6 -10 06 38   3.093   2.410   39.1  14.9   8.2

Google earth file: Asteroid (4) Vesta Jan 2012.kmz (2kb, kmz)



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