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Asteroid (NEO) 137108

Altitude: -13.4°   Azimuth: 129.5°   Direction: South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is currently in the constellation of Lupus.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 15h 13m 20s and the Declination is -34° 31’ 57” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 is 19.29 (JPL).

15h 13m 20s
-34° 31’ 57”

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

Azimuth: 124.6°
Max altitude: 3.9°
Azimuth: 235.3°
  • 137108 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 137108 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 137108 in Lupus on December,01 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in Lupus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 137108
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in Lupus on December, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 218,971,762 kilometers, equivalent to 1.463736 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 10.4112 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 137108 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 10.4112 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 389,855 kilometers:

Sat Aug 7 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 137108 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 137108 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.56214987
Orbit inclination i 39.92728609°
Perihelion distance q 0.63862211 AU
95,536,508 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.27845871 AU
340,852,572 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45854041 AU
218,194,540 km
Orbital period period 1.7615 years
643.3927 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Dec-05 15:44:30
2,460,284.1559 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 268.32236389598°
Longitude of the ascending node node 314.35700510169°
Mean anomaly M 201.28491428039°
Mean motion n 0.55953386°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 137108 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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
2023 Nov 24 14h 20m 32s -29° 54’ 32” 19.44 Hydra
2023 Nov 25 14h 27m 25s -30° 38’ 48” 19.42 Centaurus
2023 Nov 26 14h 34m 27s -31° 21’ 18” 19.39 Centaurus
2023 Nov 27 14h 41m 35s -32° 01’ 58” 19.37 Centaurus
2023 Nov 28 14h 48m 52s -32° 40’ 40” 19.35 Centaurus
2023 Nov 29 14h 56m 16s -33° 17’ 17” 19.33 Centaurus
2023 Nov 30 15h 03m 46s -33° 51’ 44” 19.32 Lupus
2023 Dec 01 15h 11m 21s -34° 23’ 57” 19.30 Lupus
2023 Dec 02 15h 19m 04s -34° 53’ 52” 19.28 Lupus
2023 Dec 03 15h 26m 50s -35° 21’ 20” 19.27 Lupus
2023 Dec 04 15h 34m 42s -35° 46’ 23” 19.25 Lupus
2023 Dec 05 15h 42m 38s -36° 08’ 53” 19.24 Lupus
2023 Dec 06 15h 50m 35s -36° 28’ 53” 19.23 Lupus
2023 Dec 07 15h 58m 36s -36° 46’ 17” 19.22 Lupus