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Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49

Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 is 10h 38m 58s and the Declination is +15° 40’ 09” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 is 26.35 (JPL).

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10h 38m 58s
+15° 40’ 09”

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Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 in Leo on October, 22 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 in Leo on October, 22 2020
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) 1998 HH49 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 from Earth is currently 412,331,977 kilometers, equivalent to 2.756269 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 55.3914 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 55.3914 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 to Earth happens on Tue Oct 17 2023 at a distance of 0.007847 Astronomical Units, or 1,173,965 kilometers:

Tue Oct 17 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 is 26.35.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49, 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) 1998 HH49 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.2°
Max altitude: 54.3°
Azimuth: 285.7°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50232855
Orbit inclination i 8.41829255°
Perihelion distance q 0.77176418 AU
115,454,279 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.32973652 AU
348,523,624 km
Semi-major axis a 1.55075035 AU
231,988,951 km
Orbital period period 1.9300 years
705.3607 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-19 08:34:39
2,458,775.8574 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Sep-23 17:14
2,459,481.2181 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 287.85782432773°
Longitude of the ascending node node 23.497769314274°
Mean anomaly M 114.65245233294°
Mean motion n 0.51037717°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 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) 1998 HH49
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Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 1998 HH49 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 15 10h 27m 23s +16° 38’ 12” 26.38 Leo
2020 Oct 16 10h 28m 50s +16° 30’ 50” 26.37 Leo
2020 Oct 17 10h 30m 20s +16° 23’ 30” 26.37 Leo
2020 Oct 18 10h 31m 46s +16° 16’ 11” 26.37 Leo
2020 Oct 19 10h 33m 15s +16° 08’ 54” 26.36 Leo
2020 Oct 20 10h 34m 41s +16° 01’ 38” 26.36 Leo
2020 Oct 21 10h 36m 07s +15° 54’ 25” 26.36 Leo
2020 Oct 22 10h 37m 33s +15° 47’ 13” 26.35 Leo
2020 Oct 23 10h 39m 00s +15° 40’ 03” 26.35 Leo
2020 Oct 24 10h 40m 24s +15° 32’ 54” 26.34 Leo
2020 Oct 25 10h 41m 49s +15° 25’ 47” 26.34 Leo
2020 Oct 26 10h 43m 14s +15° 18’ 43” 26.33 Leo
2020 Oct 27 10h 44m 38s +15° 11’ 40” 26.33 Leo
2020 Oct 28 10h 46m 01s +15° 04’ 41” 26.32 Leo