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Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1

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Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 54m 08s and the Declination is -12° 09’ 55”.

21h 54m 08s
-12° 09’ 55”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 in Capricornus on December, 14 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 from Earth is currently 144,280,683 kilometers, equivalent to 0.964457 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 1.2686 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 1.2686 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 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) 2004 UT1 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) 2004 UT1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 to Earth happens on Sat Oct 29 2022 at a distance of 0.00894545 Astronomical Units, or 1,338,220 kilometers:

Sat Oct 29 2022

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 is 28.71.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1, 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) 2004 UT1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 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 (NEO) 2004 UT1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.2°
Max altitude: 26.3°
Azimuth: 257.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22124388
Orbit inclination i 4.51429129°
Perihelion distance q 0.75119660 AU
112,377,413 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.17802509 AU
176,230,046 km
Semi-major axis a 0.96461085 AU
144,303,729 km
Orbital period period 0.9500 years
346.0403 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Apr-06 09:39:57
2,458,579.9027 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-17 10:37
2,458,925.9430 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 294.44109655512°
Longitude of the ascending node node 211.8258522105°
Mean anomaly M 21.428174894544°
Mean motion n 1.04034135°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 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) 2004 UT1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 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 UT1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Dec 07 21h 29m 52s -13° 35’ 02” 28.73 Capricornus
2019 Dec 08 21h 32m 56s -13° 24’ 51” 28.73 Capricornus
2019 Dec 09 21h 36m 00s -13° 14’ 31” 28.73 Capricornus
2019 Dec 10 21h 39m 03s -13° 04’ 00” 28.72 Capricornus
2019 Dec 11 21h 42m 07s -12° 53’ 18” 28.72 Capricornus
2019 Dec 12 21h 45m 11s -12° 42’ 28” 28.72 Capricornus
2019 Dec 13 21h 48m 16s -12° 31’ 24” 28.72 Capricornus
2019 Dec 14 21h 51m 20s -12° 20’ 12” 28.71 Capricornus
2019 Dec 15 21h 54m 25s -12° 08’ 51” 28.71 Capricornus
2019 Dec 16 21h 57m 30s -11° 57’ 18” 28.71 Capricornus
2019 Dec 17 22h 00m 36s -11° 45’ 35” 28.70 Aquarius
2019 Dec 18 22h 03m 41s -11° 33’ 43” 28.70 Aquarius
2019 Dec 19 22h 06m 46s -11° 21’ 42” 28.70 Aquarius
2019 Dec 20 22h 09m 51s -11° 09’ 32” 28.69 Aquarius