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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 Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 01h 16m 29s and the Declination is +11° 27’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 27.65 (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]:

01h 16m 29s
+11° 27’ 42”
  • 2007 WA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 20° 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 Pisces on May, 15 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Pisces on May, 15 2021
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 282,437,925 kilometers, equivalent to 1.887981 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 42.1115 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 42.1115 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 27.65.


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: 78.6°
Max altitude: 50.0°
Azimuth: 281.6°

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
Next perihelion transit 2021-Oct-14 18:00
2,459,502.2504 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
2021 May 08 00h 53m 12s +09° 16’ 40” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 09 00h 56m 25s +09° 35’ 08” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 10 00h 59m 38s +09° 53’ 30” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 11 01h 02m 51s +10° 11’ 48” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 12 01h 06m 03s +10° 30’ 02” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 13 01h 09m 18s +10° 48’ 09” 27.66 Pisces
2021 May 14 01h 12m 33s +11° 06’ 08” 27.65 Pisces
2021 May 15 01h 15m 48s +11° 24’ 03” 27.65 Pisces
2021 May 16 01h 19m 05s +11° 41’ 53” 27.65 Pisces
2021 May 17 01h 22m 21s +11° 59’ 34” 27.65 Pisces
2021 May 18 01h 25m 38s +12° 17’ 08” 27.64 Pisces
2021 May 19 01h 28m 56s +12° 34’ 36” 27.64 Pisces
2021 May 20 01h 32m 16s +12° 51’ 56” 27.64 Pisces
2021 May 21 01h 35m 35s +13° 09’ 10” 27.64 Pisces