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Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10

Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is 03h 39m 43s and the Declination is +17° 22’ 17” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is 22.34 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 [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]:

03h 39m 43s
+17° 22’ 17”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 in Taurus on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 in Taurus on November, 28 2021
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) 2000 SL10?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 from Earth is currently 92,259,972 kilometers, equivalent to 0.616720 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 7.7461 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 7.7461 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 to Earth happens on Sun May 13 2029 at a distance of 0.011934 Astronomical Units, or 1,785,236 kilometers:

Sun May 13 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is 22.34.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10, 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) 2000 SL10 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 72.7°
Max altitude: 55.8°
Azimuth: 287.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33864140
Orbit inclination i 1.46408669°
Perihelion distance q 0.90746109 AU
135,754,248 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.83677202 AU
274,777,184 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37211656 AU
205,265,716 km
Orbital period period 1.6100 years
587.0633 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Jun-14 18:05:48
2,459,380.2540 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-22 19:36
2,459,967.3173 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.600402513549°
Longitude of the ascending node node 208.71777304807°
Mean anomaly M 249.77091365963°
Mean motion n 0.61322177°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 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) 2000 SL10
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Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Nov 21 03h 54m 50s +18° 16’ 51” 21.92 Taurus
2021 Nov 22 03h 52m 40s +18° 09’ 14” 21.91 Taurus
2021 Nov 23 03h 50m 31s +18° 01’ 40” 21.94 Taurus
2021 Nov 24 03h 48m 25s +17° 54’ 10” 22.02 Taurus
2021 Nov 25 03h 46m 22s +17° 46’ 45” 22.09 Taurus
2021 Nov 26 03h 44m 21s +17° 39’ 25” 22.17 Taurus
2021 Nov 27 03h 42m 23s +17° 32’ 15” 22.24 Taurus
2021 Nov 28 03h 40m 27s +17° 25’ 10” 22.31 Taurus
2021 Nov 29 03h 38m 34s +17° 18’ 15” 22.38 Taurus
2021 Nov 30 03h 36m 43s +17° 11’ 30” 22.44 Taurus
2021 Dec 01 03h 34m 57s +17° 04’ 54” 22.50 Taurus
2021 Dec 02 03h 33m 14s +16° 58’ 30” 22.57 Taurus
2021 Dec 03 03h 31m 33s +16° 52’ 17” 22.63 Taurus
2021 Dec 04 03h 29m 57s +16° 46’ 15” 22.69 Taurus