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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 Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is 22h 05m 53s and the Declination is -08° 02’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 is 21.78 (JPL).

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22h 05m 53s
-08° 02’ 39”

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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 Aquarius on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 in Aquarius on May, 08 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 from Earth is currently 33,353,988 kilometers, equivalent to 0.222958 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 51.2569 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2000 SL10 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 51.2569 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 21.78.


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: 98.5°
Max altitude: 30.2°
Azimuth: 261.8°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33869189
Orbit inclination i 1.46419196°
Perihelion distance q 0.90738440 AU
135,742,775 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.83682633 AU
274,785,309 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37210537 AU
205,264,042 km
Orbital period period 1.6100 years
587.0561 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Nov-05 22:25:35
2,458,793.4344 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jun-14 23:46
2,459,380.4906 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.58079324599°
Longitude of the ascending node node 208.72718546194°
Mean anomaly M 126.97866238214°
Mean motion n 0.61322927°/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 May 01 21h 02m 20s -13° 54’ 20” 21.39 Aquarius
2021 May 02 21h 11m 07s -13° 09’ 41” 21.44 Aquarius
2021 May 03 21h 19m 45s -12° 24’ 23” 21.48 Aquarius
2021 May 04 21h 28m 14s -11° 38’ 39” 21.53 Capricornus
2021 May 05 21h 36m 33s -10° 52’ 38” 21.58 Capricornus
2021 May 06 21h 44m 43s -10° 06’ 34” 21.63 Capricornus
2021 May 07 21h 52m 41s -09° 20’ 35” 21.69 Capricornus
2021 May 08 22h 00m 27s -08° 34’ 50” 21.74 Aquarius
2021 May 09 22h 08m 03s -07° 49’ 27” 21.80 Aquarius
2021 May 10 22h 15m 27s -07° 04’ 32” 21.85 Aquarius
2021 May 11 22h 22m 40s -06° 20’ 13” 21.90 Aquarius
2021 May 12 22h 29m 40s -05° 36’ 37” 21.96 Aquarius
2021 May 13 22h 36m 32s -04° 53’ 44” 22.01 Aquarius
2021 May 14 22h 43m 10s -04° 11’ 42” 22.06 Aquarius