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 Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 15h 27m 38s and the Declination is -19° 50’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 26.94 (JPL).
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA from Earth is currently 269,003,978 kilometers, equivalent to 1.798181 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 57.3007 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.
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.
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:
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87690920 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-25 00:47:22
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-14 18:00
|Argument of perihelion||peri||276.6623458846°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||229.40118887975°|
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!
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.
|2021 Dec 01||14h 57m 11s||-18° 16’ 40”||26.89||Libra|
|2021 Dec 02||15h 01m 26s||-18° 30’ 56”||26.90||Libra|
|2021 Dec 03||15h 05m 42s||-18° 44’ 49”||26.91||Libra|
|2021 Dec 04||15h 09m 57s||-18° 58’ 19”||26.91||Libra|
|2021 Dec 05||15h 14m 13s||-19° 11’ 26”||26.92||Libra|
|2021 Dec 06||15h 18m 29s||-19° 24’ 07”||26.92||Libra|
|2021 Dec 07||15h 22m 45s||-19° 36’ 25”||26.93||Libra|
|2021 Dec 08||15h 27m 02s||-19° 48’ 19”||26.94||Libra|
|2021 Dec 09||15h 31m 18s||-19° 59’ 47”||26.94||Libra|
|2021 Dec 10||15h 35m 32s||-20° 10’ 50”||26.95||Libra|
|2021 Dec 11||15h 39m 48s||-20° 21’ 29”||26.96||Libra|
|2021 Dec 12||15h 44m 04s||-20° 31’ 45”||26.96||Libra|
|2021 Dec 13||15h 48m 20s||-20° 41’ 34”||26.97||Scorpius|
|2021 Dec 14||15h 52m 36s||-20° 50’ 57”||26.98||Scorpius|