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Asteroid 2002 AJ129

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Position

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 11h 24m 00s and the Declination is +05° 44’ 33”.

11h 24m 00s
+05° 44’ 33”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Leo on October, 18 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is right now (view fullscreen)

2002 AJ129
RA: 11h 24m 00s
Dec: +05° 44’ 33”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 AJ129
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2002 AJ129?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth is currently 330,167,988 kilometers, equivalent to 2.207037 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 21.3219 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 AJ129 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 21.3219 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 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. The value of the distance of 2002 AJ129 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Earth happens on Thu Feb 6 2087 at a distance of 0.02544841 Astronomical Units, or 3,807,028 kilometers:

Thu Feb 6 2087

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

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 22.37.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2002 AJ129, 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 2002 AJ129 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 84.2°
Max altitude: 44.2°
Azimuth: 275.7°
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91488149
Orbit inclination i 15.45349226°
Perihelion distance q 0.11665084 AU
17,450,718 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62425351 AU
392,582,738 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37045218 AU
205,016,728 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9955 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Aug-07 20:04:50
2,458,703.3367 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-15 19:58
2,459,289.3322 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.006385826°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.03914027681°
Mean anomaly M 296.82338577121°
Mean motion n 0.61433923°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129
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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Oct 11 11h 13m 09s +06° 30’ 21” 22.17 Leo
2019 Oct 12 11h 14m 43s +06° 23’ 45” 22.20 Leo
2019 Oct 13 11h 16m 14s +06° 17’ 14” 22.23 Leo
2019 Oct 14 11h 17m 45s +06° 10’ 49” 22.26 Leo
2019 Oct 15 11h 19m 17s +06° 04’ 27” 22.28 Leo
2019 Oct 16 11h 20m 45s +05° 58’ 10” 22.31 Leo
2019 Oct 17 11h 22m 14s +05° 51’ 59” 22.34 Leo
2019 Oct 18 11h 23m 41s +05° 45’ 51” 22.37 Leo
2019 Oct 19 11h 25m 08s +05° 39’ 51” 22.39 Leo
2019 Oct 20 11h 26m 33s +05° 33’ 54” 22.42 Leo
2019 Oct 21 11h 27m 57s +05° 28’ 03” 22.44 Leo
2019 Oct 22 11h 29m 21s +05° 22’ 17” 22.47 Leo
2019 Oct 23 11h 30m 43s +05° 16’ 36” 22.49 Leo
2019 Oct 24 11h 32m 06s +05° 10’ 59” 22.51 Leo