Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is 14h 50m 47s and the Declination is -20° 15’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is 31.38 (JPL).
- 2004 DF2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Given its current magnitude, 2004 DF2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 from Earth is currently 507,702,286 kilometers, equivalent to 3.393780 Astronomical Units. Light takes 28 minutes and 13.5125 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 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.
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) 2004 DF2 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 to Earth happens on Wed Aug 13 2031 at a distance of 0.008260 Astronomical Units, or 1,235,655 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.57536023 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2003-Dec-30 14:22:22
|Next perihelion transit||2006-Feb-17 11:36
|Argument of perihelion||peri||89.515974333337°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||325.2273692164°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Nov 25||14h 39m 15s||-19° 19’ 32”||31.29||Libra|
|2023 Nov 26||14h 40m 45s||-19° 27’ 05”||31.30||Libra|
|2023 Nov 27||14h 42m 16s||-19° 34’ 32”||31.31||Libra|
|2023 Nov 28||14h 43m 48s||-19° 41’ 58”||31.32||Libra|
|2023 Nov 29||14h 45m 19s||-19° 49’ 21”||31.33||Libra|
|2023 Nov 30||14h 46m 49s||-19° 56’ 39”||31.35||Libra|
|2023 Dec 01||14h 48m 20s||-20° 03’ 55”||31.36||Libra|
|2023 Dec 02||14h 49m 50s||-20° 11’ 08”||31.37||Libra|
|2023 Dec 03||14h 51m 20s||-20° 18’ 16”||31.38||Libra|
|2023 Dec 04||14h 52m 49s||-20° 25’ 23”||31.39||Libra|
|2023 Dec 05||14h 54m 19s||-20° 32’ 26”||31.40||Libra|
|2023 Dec 06||14h 55m 47s||-20° 39’ 25”||31.41||Libra|
|2023 Dec 07||14h 57m 16s||-20° 46’ 22”||31.42||Libra|
|2023 Dec 08||14h 58m 45s||-20° 53’ 14”||31.42||Libra|