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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 Ursa Major. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 11h 28m 03s and the Declination is +33° 16’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 20.55 (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]:

11h 28m 03s
+33° 16’ 46”
Ursa Major
20.55
  • 137108 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 68° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 137108 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 137108 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Ursa Major on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in Ursa Major on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 137108?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 from Earth is currently 150,647,485 kilometers, equivalent to 1.007016 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 22.5059 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 137108 and arrive to us.

150,647,485
1.007016
8 minutes and 22.5059 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 389,885 kilometers:

Sat Aug 7 2027
389,885
0.002606

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 20.55.

20.55

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

Today's Asteroid (NEO) 137108 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 56.9°
Max altitude: 71.8°
Azimuth: 303.1°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56207788
Orbit inclination i 39.93406786°
Perihelion distance q 0.63874643 AU
95,555,106 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27842262 AU
340,847,173 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45858452 AU
218,201,139 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
643.4219 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-May-27 19:53:00
2,458,997.3285 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Mar-02 06:00
2,459,640.7504 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 268.32171849438°
Longitude of the ascending node node 314.37797098625°
Mean anomaly M 113.67619149234°
Mean motion n 0.55950848°/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 Nov 21 11h 10m 00s +36° 02’ 04” 20.81 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 22 11h 12m 26s +35° 41’ 17” 20.78 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 23 11h 14m 53s +35° 20’ 02” 20.74 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 24 11h 17m 20s +34° 58’ 14” 20.71 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 25 11h 19m 48s +34° 35’ 52” 20.67 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 26 11h 22m 14s +34° 12’ 56” 20.63 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 27 11h 24m 43s +33° 49’ 23” 20.59 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 28 11h 27m 12s +33° 25’ 12” 20.56 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 29 11h 29m 41s +33° 00’ 20” 20.52 Ursa Major
2021 Nov 30 11h 32m 12s +32° 34’ 47” 20.48 Ursa Major
2021 Dec 01 11h 34m 42s +32° 08’ 30” 20.44 Ursa Major
2021 Dec 02 11h 37m 14s +31° 41’ 25” 20.40 Ursa Major
2021 Dec 03 11h 39m 47s +31° 13’ 32” 20.36 Ursa Major
2021 Dec 04 11h 42m 20s +30° 44’ 45” 20.32 Ursa Major