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Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3

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Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 04h 44m 50s and the Declination is +22° 11’ 31”.

04h 44m 50s
+22° 11’ 31”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 in Taurus on June, 19 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 from Earth is currently 286,959,873 kilometers, equivalent to 1.918208 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 57.1951 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 57.1951 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 23 2084 at a distance of 0.00300851 Astronomical Units, or 450,066 kilometers:

Thu Nov 23 2084

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 is 23.79.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3, 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) 2005 LW3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.8°
Max altitude: 60.8°
Azimuth: 292.3°
Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.46202757
Orbit inclination i 6.04795076°
Perihelion distance q 0.77006484 AU
115,200,061 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.09277644 AU
313,074,900 km
Semi-major axis a 1.43142064 AU
214,137,480 km
Orbital period period 1.7100 years
625.5317 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-03 13:45:26
2,458,607.0732 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jan-18 02:31
2,459,232.6050 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 288.20228663069°
Longitude of the ascending node node 59.628098325141°
Mean anomaly M 356.217038904°
Mean motion n 0.57551038°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 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) 2005 LW3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2005 LW3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Jun 12 04h 15m 16s +20° 42’ 24” 23.66 Taurus
2019 Jun 13 04h 19m 32s +20° 56’ 35” 23.68 Taurus
2019 Jun 14 04h 23m 48s +21° 10’ 15” 23.70 Taurus
2019 Jun 15 04h 28m 01s +21° 23’ 26” 23.71 Taurus
2019 Jun 16 04h 32m 14s +21° 36’ 08” 23.73 Taurus
2019 Jun 17 04h 36m 25s +21° 48’ 20” 23.75 Taurus
2019 Jun 18 04h 40m 36s +22° 00’ 03” 23.77 Taurus
2019 Jun 19 04h 44m 44s +22° 11’ 17” 23.79 Taurus
2019 Jun 20 04h 48m 52s +22° 22’ 02” 23.81 Taurus
2019 Jun 21 04h 52m 59s +22° 32’ 21” 23.83 Taurus
2019 Jun 22 04h 57m 05s +22° 42’ 10” 23.85 Taurus
2019 Jun 23 05h 01m 09s +22° 51’ 32” 23.87 Taurus
2019 Jun 24 05h 05m 12s +23° 00’ 25” 23.89 Taurus
2019 Jun 25 05h 09m 14s +23° 08’ 53” 23.91 Taurus