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Asteroid (NEO) 153201

Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 153201 is currently in the constellation of Corvus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 is 12h 52m 14s and the Declination is -12° 20’ 31” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 is 19.84 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 153201 [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]:

12h 52m 14s
-12° 20’ 31”
  • 153201 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 2° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 153201 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 153201 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 153201 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201 in Corvus on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 153201 in Corvus on November, 24 2020
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) 153201?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 153201 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 153201 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 from Earth is currently 11,749,576 kilometers, equivalent to 0.078541 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39.1924 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 153201 and arrive to us.

39.1924 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201 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) 153201 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 29 2020 at a distance of 0.028762 Astronomical Units, or 4,302,719 kilometers:

Sun Nov 29 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 153201 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 is 19.84.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 153201, 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) 153201 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.3°
Max altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 258.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.78070374
Orbit inclination i 7.77028381°
Perihelion distance q 0.19989240 AU
29,903,477 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.62314279 AU
242,818,706 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91151760 AU
136,361,092 km
Orbital period period 0.8700 years
317.8674 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-13 13:53:50
2,459,136.0791 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-27 10:42
2,459,453.9465 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 213.71856343633°
Longitude of the ascending node node 69.251799070264°
Mean anomaly M 206.45025873439°
Mean motion n 1.13254766°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 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) 153201
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Asteroid (NEO) 153201 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 153201 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 153201 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 13h 42m 11s -16° 44’ 08” 23.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 18 13h 38m 34s -16° 27’ 07” 23.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 19 13h 34m 23s -16° 06’ 52” 23.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 20 13h 29m 27s -15° 42’ 16” 22.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 21 13h 23m 34s -15° 11’ 48” 22.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 22 13h 16m 17s -14° 32’ 57” 21.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 23 13h 07m 01s -13° 41’ 48” 20.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 24 12h 54m 51s -12° 31’ 41” 20.00 Corvus
2020 Nov 25 12h 38m 07s -10° 50’ 36” 19.00 Virgo
2020 Nov 26 12h 13m 50s -08° 15’ 50” 17.71 Virgo
2020 Nov 27 11h 36m 24s -04° 03’ 06” 16.51 Leo
2020 Nov 28 10h 35m 53s +03° 00’ 37” 15.15 Sextans
2020 Nov 29 09h 02m 08s +13° 08’ 48” 13.92 Cancer
2020 Nov 30 07h 11m 08s +21° 36’ 11” 13.29 Gemini