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Asteroid 1981 Midas (1973 EA) in the constellation Gemini makes its closest approach to the Earth (34.9 lunar distances, 0.0895 AU) on the 21st March 2018 @ 21:20 UT.

Magnitude: 12.6 V



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Asteroid (1981) Midas in the constellation Lynx reaches magnitude +12.3 at 05:30 UT, 19th March 2018. 

Distance to Earth: 0.098 AU (38.3 lunar distances)



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Asteroid (1981) Midas makes its closest approach to the Earth (0.508 AU) on the 23rd February, 2011.

Ephemeris

Date    TT    R. A. (2000) Decl.     Delta      r     Elong.  Phase     V
2011 02 18 17 01 06.0 -26 51 03 0.5205 0.9642 72.0 77.1 16.3
2011 02 19 17 10 27.1 -28 19 27 0.5162 0.9532 70.8 78.4 16.3
2011 02 20 17 20 13.4 -29 46 38 0.5129 0.9423 69.7 79.7 16.3
2011 02 21 17 30 25.1 -31 12 01 0.5104 0.9313 68.4 80.9 16.3
2011 02 22 17 41 02.0 -32 34 55 0.5089 0.9205 67.2 82.1 16.3
2011 02 23 17 52 03.6 -33 54 40 0.5082 0.9096 66.0 83.4 16.3
2011 02 24 18 03 28.7 -35 10 37 0.5085 0.8988 64.7 84.5 16.4
2011 02 25 18 15 15.8 -36 22 07 0.5098 0.8881 63.5 85.6 16.4
2011 02 26 18 27 22.8 -37 28 37 0.5120 0.8774 62.2 86.7 16.4
2011 02 27 18 39 46.8 -38 29 33 0.5151 0.8668 61.0 87.7 16.4
2011 02 28 18 52 24.9 -39 24 30 0.5191 0.8562 59.8 88.6 16.5


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The asteroid 1981 Midas was discovered on March 6, 1973 by Charles T. Kowal at Palomar Observatory. It is named after Midas, the king of Phrygia in Greek mythology who turned objects to gold when he touched them. Midas is an Apollo asteroid, a Venus and Mars-crosser asteroid with an orbital period of 2 years, 134 days.
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Ephemeris

JD 2455568.5 (2011 01 07 00:00 UT)    13:53:35.54    +11:45:51.8    18.17
JD 2455573.5 (2011 01 12 00:00 UT)    14:06:16.59    +09:24:34.8    17.97
JD 2455578.5 (2011 01 17 00:00 UT)    14:20:03.27    +06:41:24.1    17.76
JD 2455583.5 (2011 01 22 00:00 UT)    14:35:19.35    +03:30:00.7    17.54
JD 2455588.5 (2011 01 27 00:00 UT)    14:52:38.15     -00:17:25.8    17.33
JD 2455593.5 (2011 02 01 00:00 UT)    15:12:46.58     -04:50:04.3    17.12
JD 2455598.5 (2011 02 06 00:00 UT)    15:36:51.77     -10:16:48.4    16.93
JD 2455603.5 (2011 02 11 00:00 UT)    16:06:28.21     -16:41:30.2    16.78
JD 2455608.5 (2011 02 16 00:00 UT)    16:43:38.21     -23:53:02.2    16.70
JD 2455613.5 (2011 02 21 00:00 UT)    17:30:25.55     -31:12:04.8    16.71
JD 2455618.5 (2011 02 26 00:00 UT)    18:27:23.30     -37:28:39.7    16.81

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