(52) Europa
ephemeris date magn radius delta ra dec elong phase
Today7 Jun 202311.63.399 AU2.419 AU18h08m-16°26'162.2°5.2°
Opposition20 Jun 202311.33.405 AU2.394 AU17h57m-16°39'173.2°2.0°
(52) Europa - 2023-06-07

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The interactive orbit chart above shows the body's path through the solar system and its position at the given date. Green and blue lines are shown perpendicular to the ecliptic plane: Green if the path is above the ecliptic plane, blue if it is below. (Left-click and drag to rotate the view; Right-click and drag to move the view; Use scroll wheel to zoom in our out.)

The orbital elements of Europa are:

            e (Eccentricity)                : 0.1110317
            a (Semimajor axis)              : 3.0939627
            i (Inclination)                 : 7.47847
            Ω (Longitude of ascending node) : 128.58612
            ω (Argument of perihelion)      : 342.95749
            M (Mean anomaly)                : 131.25713
            Epoch                           : 2023 Feb 25

            L (Longitude of perihelion)     : 111.68028
            B (Latitude of perihelion)      : -2.18611
            P (Orbital period in years)     : 5.44            

The light curve chart below shows the estimated development of the minor planet's magnitude.

The all-sky chart below shows the path of the minor planet over the same period as the light curve. The current position is marked yellow.