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Asteroid 2002 AJ129

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 12h 57m 28s and the Declination is +00° 57’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is 20.37 (JPL).

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12h 57m 28s
+00° 57’ 10”

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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2002 AJ129 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 2002 AJ129 in Virgo on September, 26 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 AJ129 in Virgo on September, 26 2022
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]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2002 AJ129 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2002 AJ129
RA: 12h 57m 28s
Dec: +00° 57’ 10”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 AJ129
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Asteroid 2002 AJ129 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2002 AJ129 from Earth is currently 263,429,019 kilometers, equivalent to 1.760914 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 38.7046 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 AJ129 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 38.7046 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 0.025449 Astronomical Units, or 3,807,089 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 20.37.


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: 89.1°
Max altitude: 39.3°
Azimuth: 270.7°

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.91502746
Orbit inclination i 15.45484670°
Perihelion distance q 0.11644735 AU
17,420,276 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.62437570 AU
392,601,017 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37041152 AU
205,010,647 km
Orbital period period 1.6043 years
585.9694 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Oct-22 21:26:49
2,459,875.3936 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 211.0109262022°
Longitude of the ascending node node 138.03795435161°
Mean anomaly M 313.98785773762°
Mean motion n 0.61436656°/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
2022 Sep 19 12h 40m 33s +03° 08’ 52” 20.85 Virgo
2022 Sep 20 12h 42m 51s +02° 51’ 16” 20.79 Virgo
2022 Sep 21 12h 45m 10s +02° 33’ 20” 20.72 Virgo
2022 Sep 22 12h 47m 30s +02° 15’ 03” 20.65 Virgo
2022 Sep 23 12h 49m 54s +01° 56’ 23” 20.59 Virgo
2022 Sep 24 12h 52m 22s +01° 37’ 19” 20.51 Virgo
2022 Sep 25 12h 54m 51s +01° 17’ 51” 20.44 Virgo
2022 Sep 26 12h 57m 23s +00° 57’ 56” 20.37 Virgo
2022 Sep 27 12h 59m 57s +00° 37’ 32” 20.29 Virgo
2022 Sep 28 13h 02m 35s +00° 16’ 40” 20.21 Virgo
2022 Sep 29 13h 05m 17s -00° 04’ 44” 20.13 Virgo
2022 Sep 30 13h 08m 00s -00° 26’ 41” 20.04 Virgo
2022 Oct 01 13h 10m 49s -00° 49’ 14” 19.96 Virgo
2022 Oct 02 13h 13m 41s -01° 12’ 27” 19.87 Virgo