Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is 16h 26m 32s and the Declination is -30° 05’ 08” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 is 29.62 (JPL).
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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 242,926,799 kilometers, equivalent to 1.623865 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 30.3166 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
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 DF2 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) 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.
|2022 May 17||16h 38m 54s||-30° 21’ 59”||29.84||Scorpius|
|2022 May 18||16h 37m 22s||-30° 20’ 22”||29.81||Scorpius|
|2022 May 19||16h 35m 47s||-30° 18’ 35”||29.78||Scorpius|
|2022 May 20||16h 34m 10s||-30° 16’ 38”||29.75||Scorpius|
|2022 May 21||16h 32m 34s||-30° 14’ 30”||29.72||Scorpius|
|2022 May 22||16h 30m 56s||-30° 12’ 10”||29.69||Scorpius|
|2022 May 23||16h 29m 17s||-30° 09’ 38”||29.66||Scorpius|
|2022 May 24||16h 27m 38s||-30° 06’ 56”||29.64||Scorpius|
|2022 May 25||16h 25m 57s||-30° 04’ 04”||29.61||Scorpius|
|2022 May 26||16h 24m 15s||-30° 00’ 59”||29.59||Scorpius|
|2022 May 27||16h 22m 35s||-29° 57’ 42”||29.57||Scorpius|
|2022 May 28||16h 20m 53s||-29° 54’ 15”||29.55||Scorpius|
|2022 May 29||16h 19m 09s||-29° 50’ 36”||29.54||Scorpius|
|2022 May 30||16h 17m 27s||-29° 46’ 48”||29.53||Scorpius|