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Asteroid (NEO) 137108

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is currently in the constellation of Andromeda. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 02h 21m 07s and the Declination is +43° 40’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 22.87 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 137108 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

02h 21m 07s
+43° 40’ 40”
  • 137108 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 44° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 137108 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 137108 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 137108 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in Andromeda on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in Andromeda on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 from Earth is currently 465,515,490 kilometers, equivalent to 3.111779 Astronomical Units. Light takes 25 minutes and 52.7925 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 137108 and arrive to us.

25 minutes and 52.7925 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 to Earth happens on Sat Aug 7 2027 at a distance of 0.002606 Astronomical Units, or 389,908 kilometers:

Sat Aug 7 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 22.87.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 137108, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is circumpolar and transits at 11:15 UTC (altitude: 82.2°)

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56206591
Orbit inclination i 39.93230354°
Perihelion distance q 0.63885017 AU
95,570,625 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27871293 AU
340,890,603 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45878155 AU
218,230,614 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
643.5523 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-27 19:57:41
2,458,997.3317 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-02 09:12
2,459,640.8840 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 268.33293344505°
Longitude of the ascending node node 314.37826753726°
Mean anomaly M 1.7723120915629°
Mean motion n 0.55939513°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 137108
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Asteroid (NEO) 137108 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 01 02h 03m 20s +42° 27’ 30” 22.88 Andromeda
2021 May 02 02h 05m 38s +42° 37’ 13” 22.88 Andromeda
2021 May 03 02h 07m 55s +42° 46’ 51” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 04 02h 10m 14s +42° 56’ 29” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 05 02h 12m 33s +43° 06’ 02” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 06 02h 14m 53s +43° 15’ 33” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 07 02h 17m 12s +43° 25’ 01” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 08 02h 19m 33s +43° 34’ 27” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 09 02h 21m 55s +43° 43’ 50” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 10 02h 24m 16s +43° 53’ 09” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 11 02h 26m 39s +44° 02’ 26” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 12 02h 29m 00s +44° 11’ 39” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 13 02h 31m 24s +44° 20’ 50” 22.87 Andromeda
2021 May 14 02h 33m 47s +44° 29’ 57” 22.86 Andromeda