Asteroid 1998 OR2
Asteroid 1998 OR2 Position
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Asteroid 1998 OR2 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 1998 OR2 from Earth is currently 21,543,428 kilometers, equivalent to 0.144009 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 11.8611 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1998 OR2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1998 OR2 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.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 1998 OR2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1998 OR2 to Earth happens on Mon Apr 17 2079 at a distance of 0.01202757 Astronomical Units, or 1,799,299 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 1998 OR2, 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.
Asteroid 1998 OR2 rise and set times
Asteroid 1998 OR2 is circumpolar and transits at 19:13 UTC (altitude: 77.0°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 1998 OR2 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 1998 OR2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.01795371 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Apr-15 19:01:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||174.5662065246°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||27.015463349985°|
Visualization of Asteroid 1998 OR2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 1998 OR2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 1998 OR2 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!
Asteroid 1998 OR2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 1998 OR2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 1998 OR2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Mar 24||07h 44m 50s||+40° 55’ 56”||14.42||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 25||07h 45m 28s||+40° 40’ 15”||14.39||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 26||07h 46m 10s||+40° 23’ 32”||14.36||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 27||07h 47m 00s||+40° 05’ 44”||14.33||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 28||07h 47m 57s||+39° 46’ 44”||14.29||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 29||07h 49m 00s||+39° 26’ 29”||14.25||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 30||07h 50m 09s||+39° 04’ 50”||14.22||Lynx|
|2020 Mar 31||07h 51m 28s||+38° 41’ 45”||14.17||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 01||07h 52m 51s||+38° 17’ 04”||14.13||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 02||07h 54m 24s||+37° 50’ 38”||14.09||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 03||07h 56m 04s||+37° 22’ 17”||14.04||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 04||07h 57m 55s||+36° 51’ 48”||13.99||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 05||07h 59m 52s||+36° 19’ 00”||13.93||Lynx|
|2020 Apr 06||08h 01m 59s||+35° 43’ 37”||13.87||Lynx|