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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 07h 27m 53s and the Declination is +19° 58’ 24” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 26.99 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

07h 27m 53s
+19° 58’ 24”
  • 2007 WA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 58° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 WA is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2007 WA rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Gemini on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Gemini on August, 06 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA from Earth is currently 265,971,357 kilometers, equivalent to 1.777909 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 47.1850 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 47.1850 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA to Earth happens on Mon May 14 2029 at a distance of 0.01196533 Astronomical Units, or 1,789,989 kilometers:

Mon May 14 2029

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 26.99.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA, 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) 2007 WA between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.0°
Max altitude: 58.5°
Azimuth: 289.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15293196
Orbit inclination i 6.16751679°
Perihelion distance q 0.87686653 AU
131,177,366 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19349024 AU
178,543,600 km
Semi-major axis a 1.03517839 AU
154,860,483 km
Orbital period period 1.0500 years
384.6991 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-25 01:13:52
2,459,117.5513 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 276.67591356361°
Longitude of the ascending node node 229.40231308478°
Mean anomaly M 250.46383888837°
Mean motion n 0.93579620°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA
View Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Jul 30 06h 54m 42s +21° 18’ 17” 27.05 Gemini
2020 Jul 31 06h 59m 11s +21° 09’ 02” 27.04 Gemini
2020 Aug 01 07h 03m 38s +20° 59’ 17” 27.03 Gemini
2020 Aug 02 07h 08m 04s +20° 49’ 08” 27.02 Gemini
2020 Aug 03 07h 12m 32s +20° 38’ 30” 27.02 Gemini
2020 Aug 04 07h 16m 59s +20° 27’ 25” 27.01 Gemini
2020 Aug 05 07h 21m 26s +20° 15’ 55” 27.00 Gemini
2020 Aug 06 07h 25m 54s +20° 03’ 57” 26.99 Gemini
2020 Aug 07 07h 30m 20s +19° 51’ 33” 26.98 Gemini
2020 Aug 08 07h 34m 46s +19° 38’ 44” 26.98 Gemini
2020 Aug 09 07h 39m 14s +19° 25’ 28” 26.97 Gemini
2020 Aug 10 07h 43m 41s +19° 11’ 48” 26.96 Gemini
2020 Aug 11 07h 48m 06s +18° 57’ 42” 26.95 Gemini
2020 Aug 12 07h 52m 32s +18° 43’ 10” 26.94 Gemini