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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA

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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 48m 50s and the Declination is -18° 08’ 35”.

19h 48m 50s
-18° 08’ 35”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA from Earth is currently 316,458,176 kilometers, equivalent to 2.115392 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 35.5909 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 35.5909 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 0.01196538 Astronomical Units, or 1,789,995 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 27.17.


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: 108.2°
Max altitude: 20.3°
Azimuth: 251.9°
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA 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) 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15283906
Orbit inclination i 6.16781423°
Perihelion distance q 0.87693719 AU
131,187,936 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19335936 AU
178,524,020 km
Semi-major axis a 1.03514827 AU
154,855,978 km
Orbital period period 1.0500 years
384.6824 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-06 08:00:27
2,458,732.8336 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-25 00:23
2,459,117.5160 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 276.66267149072°
Longitude of the ascending node node 229.40833417132°
Mean anomaly M 236.15726924138°
Mean motion n 0.93583704°/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
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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 Jan 17 19h 20m 58s -19° 25’ 22” 27.09 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 19h 24m 38s -19° 16’ 14” 27.10 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 19h 28m 18s -19° 06’ 52” 27.11 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 19h 31m 55s -18° 57’ 15” 27.12 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 19h 35m 33s -18° 47’ 21” 27.13 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 19h 39m 10s -18° 37’ 13” 27.14 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 19h 42m 46s -18° 26’ 48” 27.15 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 19h 46m 21s -18° 16’ 09” 27.16 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 19h 49m 55s -18° 05’ 16” 27.17 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 19h 53m 29s -17° 54’ 08” 27.18 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 19h 57m 02s -17° 42’ 46” 27.19 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 20h 00m 33s -17° 31’ 09” 27.20 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 20h 04m 05s -17° 19’ 21” 27.21 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 20h 07m 36s -17° 07’ 17” 27.21 Capricornus