Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 is currently in the constellation of Pavo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 is 18h 12m 42s and the Declination is -68° 29’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 is 18.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 [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]:

18h 12m 42s
-68° 29’ 01”
Pavo
18.00

If you need to access this information frequently for your observations, you can create a simple customized Quick Access page, so that you can easily bookmark it in your browser favorites or add a shortcut to your mobile phones' home screen.

Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 available on TheSkyLive:

Available Resources

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 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) 2002 BF25 in Pavo on July, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
View fullscreen
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 in Pavo on July, 07 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
View fullscreen
 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 from Earth is currently 8,844,560 kilometers, equivalent to 0.059122 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29.5023 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 and arrive to us.

8,844,560
0.059122
29.5023 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 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) 2002 BF25 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) 2002 BF25 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 to Earth happens on Tue Jul 21 2020 at a distance of 0.02412342 Astronomical Units, or 3,608,813 kilometers:

Tue Jul 21 2020
3,608,813
0.024123

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 is 18.00.

18.00

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25, 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) 2002 BF25 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 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) 2002 BF25 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22181229
Orbit inclination i 6.27559800°
Perihelion distance q 0.83519665 AU
124,943,641 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.31132055 AU
196,170,762 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07325860 AU
160,557,202 km
Orbital period period 1.1100 years
406.1206 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-28 10:09:45
2,459,120.9234 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.047959244016°
Longitude of the ascending node node 305.90737991697°
Mean anomaly M 253.25228987101°
Mean motion n 0.88643625°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 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) 2002 BF25
View Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2002 BF25 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jun 30 19h 08m 59s -62° 06’ 20” 19.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 01 19h 04m 41s -62° 50’ 16” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 02 18h 59m 44s -63° 36’ 35” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 03 18h 53m 53s -64° 25’ 32” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 04 18h 47m 03s -65° 17’ 17” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 05 18h 38m 56s -66° 12’ 00” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 06 18h 29m 11s -67° 09’ 42” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 07 18h 17m 21s -68° 10’ 10” 18.00 Pavo
2020 Jul 08 18h 02m 48s -69° 12’ 56” 18.00 Apus
2020 Jul 09 17h 44m 44s -70° 16’ 41” 18.00 Apus
2020 Jul 10 17h 22m 00s -71° 18’ 57” 18.00 Apus
2020 Jul 11 16h 53m 12s -72° 15’ 14” 18.00 Apus
2020 Jul 12 16h 17m 02s -72° 57’ 39” 17.00 Apus
2020 Jul 13 15h 32m 44s -73° 13’ 55” 17.00 Apus