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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 04m 56s and the Declination is +22° 12’ 14”.

05h 04m 56s
+22° 12’ 14”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Taurus on June, 25 2019
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 289,156,141 kilometers, equivalent to 1.932889 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 4.5211 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 4.5211 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 27.01.


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: 67.8°
Max altitude: 60.7°
Azimuth: 292.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is above 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, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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
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
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
2019 Jun 18 04h 32m 35s +21° 41’ 43” 27.07 Taurus
2019 Jun 19 04h 36m 47s +21° 47’ 00” 27.07 Taurus
2019 Jun 20 04h 40m 59s +21° 51’ 56” 27.06 Taurus
2019 Jun 21 04h 45m 14s +21° 56’ 29” 27.05 Taurus
2019 Jun 22 04h 49m 27s +22° 00’ 38” 27.04 Taurus
2019 Jun 23 04h 53m 43s +22° 04’ 22” 27.04 Taurus
2019 Jun 24 04h 57m 59s +22° 07’ 41” 27.03 Taurus
2019 Jun 25 05h 02m 16s +22° 10’ 37” 27.02 Taurus
2019 Jun 26 05h 06m 33s +22° 13’ 09” 27.01 Taurus
2019 Jun 27 05h 10m 51s +22° 15’ 15” 27.00 Taurus
2019 Jun 28 05h 15m 11s +22° 16’ 55” 27.00 Taurus
2019 Jun 29 05h 19m 31s +22° 18’ 11” 26.99 Taurus
2019 Jun 30 05h 23m 52s +22° 19’ 00” 26.98 Taurus
2019 Jul 01 05h 28m 14s +22° 19’ 23” 26.97 Taurus