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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 10h 22m 52s and the Declination is +21° 16’ 12”.

10h 22m 52s
+21° 16’ 12”

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

Map showing Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Leo on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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

2002 AJ129
RA: 10h 22m 52s
Dec: +21° 16’ 12”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 AJ129
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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth is currently 256,521,835 kilometers, equivalent to 1.714743 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 15.6647 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 AJ129 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 15.6647 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 0.02544840 Astronomical Units, or 3,807,026 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 22.73.


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: 68.7°
Max altitude: 59.8°
Azimuth: 291.2°
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, 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 2002 AJ129 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91493246
Orbit inclination i 15.45655918°
Perihelion distance q 0.11658097 AU
17,440,264 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62432276 AU
392,593,098 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37045186 AU
205,016,681 km
Orbital period period 1.6000 years
585.9953 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-15 20:06:00
2,459,289.3375 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 210.99873547204°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.04273541309°
Mean anomaly M 182.55572795754°
Mean motion n 0.61433944°/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
2020 Mar 22 10h 34m 37s +20° 26’ 40” 22.49 Leo
2020 Mar 23 10h 32m 58s +20° 34’ 17” 22.52 Leo
2020 Mar 24 10h 31m 21s +20° 41’ 31” 22.56 Leo
2020 Mar 25 10h 29m 45s +20° 48’ 27” 22.59 Leo
2020 Mar 26 10h 28m 13s +20° 55’ 00” 22.62 Leo
2020 Mar 27 10h 26m 43s +21° 01’ 14” 22.65 Leo
2020 Mar 28 10h 25m 14s +21° 07’ 06” 22.68 Leo
2020 Mar 29 10h 23m 48s +21° 12’ 39” 22.71 Leo
2020 Mar 30 10h 22m 24s +21° 17’ 53” 22.74 Leo
2020 Mar 31 10h 21m 03s +21° 22’ 49” 22.77 Leo
2020 Apr 01 10h 19m 45s +21° 27’ 25” 22.80 Leo
2020 Apr 02 10h 18m 28s +21° 31’ 44” 22.83 Leo
2020 Apr 03 10h 17m 13s +21° 35’ 44” 22.86 Leo
2020 Apr 04 10h 16m 03s +21° 39’ 25” 22.89 Leo