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Asteroid 1998 OR2

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Asteroid 1998 OR2 Position

Asteroid 1998 OR2 is currently in the constellation of Lynx. The current Right Ascension is 07h 52m 03s and the Declination is +38° 31’ 37”.

07h 52m 03s
+38° 31’ 37”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 1998 OR2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 1998 OR2 in Lynx on March, 31 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 1998 OR2 is right now (view fullscreen)

1998 OR2
RA: 07h 52m 03s
Dec: +38° 31’ 37”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 1998 OR2
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 1998 OR2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 1998 OR2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

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.

1 minutes and 11.8611 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid 1998 OR2 from Earth between January 2013 and January 2100

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:

Mon Apr 17 2079

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 1998 OR2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 1998 OR2 is 14.15.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 1998 OR2 between January 2013 and January 2100

Asteroid 1998 OR2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 1998 OR2 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.57308393
Orbit inclination i 5.86587603°
Perihelion distance q 1.01795371 AU
152,283,708 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.75091676 AU
561,129,161 km
Semi-major axis a 2.38443523 AU
356,706,435 km
Orbital period period 3.6800 years
1,344.8589 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-15 19:01:20
2,458,955.2926 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 174.5662065246°
Longitude of the ascending node node 27.015463349985°
Mean anomaly M 12.101390911106°
Mean motion n 0.26768607°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 1998 OR2
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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