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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:48  ☀️ Transit: 13:04  🌅 Sunset: 19:21

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 21h 47m 16s and the Declination is -09° 26’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 27.61 (JPL).

21h 47m 16s
-09° 26’ 38”

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

Azimuth: 99.6°
Max altitude: 29.0°
Azimuth: 260.6°
  • 2007 WA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 10° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 WA is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Capricornus on March, 27 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Capricornus on March, 27 2023
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 256,572,670 kilometers, equivalent to 1.715082 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 15.8343 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 15.8343 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 27.61.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA as a function of time

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
2023 Mar 20 21h 23m 17s -11° 43’ 09” 27.58 Aquarius
2023 Mar 21 21h 26m 30s -11° 25’ 27” 27.58 Aquarius
2023 Mar 22 21h 29m 43s -11° 07’ 38” 27.59 Capricornus
2023 Mar 23 21h 32m 53s -10° 49’ 42” 27.59 Capricornus
2023 Mar 24 21h 36m 03s -10° 31’ 40” 27.59 Capricornus
2023 Mar 25 21h 39m 14s -10° 13’ 31” 27.60 Capricornus
2023 Mar 26 21h 42m 23s -09° 55’ 14” 27.60 Capricornus
2023 Mar 27 21h 45m 30s -09° 36’ 54” 27.60 Capricornus
2023 Mar 28 21h 48m 38s -09° 18’ 25” 27.61 Capricornus
2023 Mar 29 21h 51m 46s -08° 59’ 53” 27.61 Capricornus
2023 Mar 30 21h 54m 52s -08° 41’ 14” 27.62 Capricornus
2023 Mar 31 21h 57m 59s -08° 22’ 31” 27.62 Aquarius
2023 Apr 01 22h 01m 05s -08° 03’ 42” 27.62 Aquarius
2023 Apr 02 22h 04m 09s -07° 44’ 48” 27.62 Aquarius