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Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is 06h 10m 59s and the Declination is +23° 32’ 36” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is 27.32 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 [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]:

06h 10m 59s
+23° 32’ 36”
  • 2001 AV43 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 62° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2001 AV43 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2001 AV43 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 in Gemini on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in Gemini 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) 2001 AV43 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 from Earth is currently 230,458,623 kilometers, equivalent to 1.540521 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 48.7272 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 48.7272 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 to Earth happens on Sun Nov 11 2029 at a distance of 0.002093 Astronomical Units, or 313,057 kilometers:

Sun Nov 11 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 is 27.32.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43, 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) 2001 AV43 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 66.4°
Max altitude: 62.1°
Azimuth: 293.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24088566
Orbit inclination i 0.20124842°
Perihelion distance q 0.97441262 AU
145,770,053 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.59282282 AU
238,282,902 km
Semi-major axis a 1.28361772 AU
192,026,478 km
Orbital period period 1.4500 years
531.1926 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-27 08:34:24
2,458,753.8572 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-11 13:11
2,459,285.0498 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 51.307915047227°
Longitude of the ascending node node 20.501305970267°
Mean anomaly M 167.15482042246°
Mean motion n 0.67772034°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 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) 2001 AV43
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Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2001 AV43 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 01 05h 36m 44s +23° 27’ 56” 27.26 Taurus
2021 May 02 05h 41m 16s +23° 30’ 11” 27.26 Taurus
2021 May 03 05h 45m 46s +23° 31’ 54” 27.27 Taurus
2021 May 04 05h 50m 16s +23° 33’ 10” 27.28 Taurus
2021 May 05 05h 54m 44s +23° 33’ 55” 27.29 Taurus
2021 May 06 05h 59m 13s +23° 34’ 12” 27.30 Taurus
2021 May 07 06h 03m 41s +23° 34’ 00” 27.30 Gemini
2021 May 08 06h 08m 08s +23° 33’ 20” 27.31 Gemini
2021 May 09 06h 12m 34s +23° 32’ 11” 27.32 Gemini
2021 May 10 06h 16m 59s +23° 30’ 34” 27.33 Gemini
2021 May 11 06h 21m 24s +23° 28’ 30” 27.34 Gemini
2021 May 12 06h 25m 49s +23° 25’ 59” 27.35 Gemini
2021 May 13 06h 30m 11s +23° 22’ 59” 27.36 Gemini
2021 May 14 06h 34m 32s +23° 19’ 33” 27.36 Gemini