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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 2007 WA Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 09h 35m 45s and the Declination is +11° 09’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 26.99 (JPL).

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09h 35m 45s
+11° 09’ 49”

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Available Resources

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 Leo on September, 25 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Leo on September, 25 2022
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 212,270,531 kilometers, equivalent to 1.418941 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 48.0583 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 48.0583 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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA to Earth happens on Sun May 13 2029 at a distance of 0.011983 Astronomical Units, or 1,792,616 kilometers:

Sun May 13 2029

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: 78.5°
Max altitude: 49.9°
Azimuth: 281.3°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15294653
Orbit inclination i 6.16724830°
Perihelion distance q 0.87688216 AU
131,179,704 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19354713 AU
178,552,110 km
Semi-major axis a 1.03521465 AU
154,865,907 km
Orbital period period 1.0533 years
384.7194 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Oct-14 18:34:22
2,459,502.2739 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-03 11:50
2,459,886.9932 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 276.68563360464°
Longitude of the ascending node node 229.39208019393°
Mean anomaly M 91.9148095479°
Mean motion n 0.93574704°/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
2022 Sep 18 09h 01m 28s +14° 15’ 21” 27.03 Cancer
2022 Sep 19 09h 05m 48s +13° 53’ 08” 27.03 Cancer
2022 Sep 20 09h 10m 05s +13° 30’ 38” 27.02 Cancer
2022 Sep 21 09h 14m 24s +13° 07’ 49” 27.01 Cancer
2022 Sep 22 09h 18m 42s +12° 44’ 41” 27.01 Cancer
2022 Sep 23 09h 22m 59s +12° 21’ 19” 27.00 Leo
2022 Sep 24 09h 27m 15s +11° 57’ 38” 27.00 Leo
2022 Sep 25 09h 31m 32s +11° 33’ 43” 26.99 Leo
2022 Sep 26 09h 35m 48s +11° 09’ 33” 26.99 Leo
2022 Sep 27 09h 40m 04s +10° 45’ 07” 26.98 Leo
2022 Sep 28 09h 44m 18s +10° 20’ 30” 26.98 Leo
2022 Sep 29 09h 48m 33s +09° 55’ 37” 26.97 Leo
2022 Sep 30 09h 52m 49s +09° 30’ 33” 26.97 Leo
2022 Oct 01 09h 57m 02s +09° 05’ 16” 26.96 Leo