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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 Libra. The current Right Ascension is 15h 56m 12s and the Declination is -10° 07’ 35”.

15h 56m 12s
-10° 07’ 35”

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 Libra on August, 21 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 77,381,079 kilometers, equivalent to 0.517261 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 18.1155 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2004 UT1 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 18.1155 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 27.67.


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: 100.2°
Max altitude: 28.3°
Azimuth: 259.7°
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 Aug 14 15h 30m 38s -08° 04’ 14” 27.53 Libra
2019 Aug 15 15h 34m 14s -08° 22’ 15” 27.55 Libra
2019 Aug 16 15h 37m 50s -08° 39’ 57” 27.57 Libra
2019 Aug 17 15h 41m 22s -08° 57’ 20” 27.59 Libra
2019 Aug 18 15h 44m 53s -09° 14’ 22” 27.61 Libra
2019 Aug 19 15h 48m 24s -09° 31’ 05” 27.63 Libra
2019 Aug 20 15h 51m 52s -09° 47’ 29” 27.65 Libra
2019 Aug 21 15h 55m 19s -10° 03’ 33” 27.67 Libra
2019 Aug 22 15h 58m 45s -10° 19’ 18” 27.68 Libra
2019 Aug 23 16h 02m 11s -10° 34’ 45” 27.70 Scorpius
2019 Aug 24 16h 05m 34s -10° 49’ 54” 27.72 Scorpius
2019 Aug 25 16h 08m 57s -11° 04’ 44” 27.74 Scorpius
2019 Aug 26 16h 12m 17s -11° 19’ 15” 27.76 Scorpius
2019 Aug 27 16h 15m 38s -11° 33’ 29” 27.78 Scorpius