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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:45  ☀️ Transit: 13:03  🌅 Sunset: 19:23

Asteroid 2002 NT7

Asteroid 2002 NT7 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 23h 19m 23s and the Declination is -13° 59’ 17” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 19.77 (JPL).

23h 19m 23s
-13° 59’ 17”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.0°
Max altitude: 24.5°
Azimuth: 256.0°
  • 2002 NT7 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Given its current magnitude, 2002 NT7 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2002 NT7 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7 in Aquarius on March, 28 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2002 NT7 in Aquarius on March, 28 2023
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 NT7 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2002 NT7
RA: 23h 19m 23s
Dec: -13° 59’ 17”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2002 NT7
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2002 NT7?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2002 NT7 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth is currently 331,072,560 kilometers, equivalent to 2.213083 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 24.3392 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2002 NT7 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 24.3392 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2002 NT7 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 NT7 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Asteroid 2002 NT7 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2002 NT7 to Earth happens on Thu Jan 15 2099 at a distance of 0.373917 Astronomical Units, or 55,937,243 kilometers:

Thu Jan 15 2099

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

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 is 19.77.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2002 NT7, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2002 NT7 as a function of time

Asteroid 2002 NT7 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2002 NT7 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.52838905
Orbit inclination i 42.35552354°
Perihelion distance q 0.81836727 AU
122,426,002 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.65215124 AU
396,756,180 km
Semi-major axis a 1.73525926 AU
259,591,091 km
Orbital period period 2.2859 years
834.9202 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jun-25 17:06:36
2,460,121.2129 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 300.68502273609°
Longitude of the ascending node node 132.02016141081°
Mean anomaly M 307.95113074161°
Mean motion n 0.43117892°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2002 NT7 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2002 NT7 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2002 NT7 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 NT7
View Asteroid 2002 NT7 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2002 NT7 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2002 NT7 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2002 NT7 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 21 22h 54m 59s -14° 38’ 31” 19.87 Aquarius
2023 Mar 22 22h 58m 01s -14° 33’ 55” 19.86 Aquarius
2023 Mar 23 23h 01m 06s -14° 29’ 11” 19.85 Aquarius
2023 Mar 24 23h 04m 14s -14° 24’ 17” 19.83 Aquarius
2023 Mar 25 23h 07m 20s -14° 19’ 18” 19.82 Aquarius
2023 Mar 26 23h 10m 31s -14° 14’ 11” 19.81 Aquarius
2023 Mar 27 23h 13m 41s -14° 08’ 54” 19.79 Aquarius
2023 Mar 28 23h 16m 54s -14° 03’ 32” 19.78 Aquarius
2023 Mar 29 23h 20m 07s -13° 58’ 00” 19.77 Aquarius
2023 Mar 30 23h 23m 22s -13° 52’ 18” 19.75 Aquarius
2023 Mar 31 23h 26m 39s -13° 46’ 30” 19.74 Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 23h 29m 57s -13° 40’ 32” 19.72 Aquarius
2023 Apr 02 23h 33m 17s -13° 34’ 26” 19.71 Aquarius
2023 Apr 03 23h 36m 39s -13° 28’ 09” 19.69 Aquarius