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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 Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 13m 28s and the Declination is -21° 32’ 54”.

17h 13m 28s
-21° 32’ 54”

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 Ophiucus on December, 14 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 306,418,956 kilometers, equivalent to 2.048284 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 2.1036 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 2.1036 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 26.72.


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: 111.5°
Max altitude: 17.0°
Azimuth: 248.5°
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, 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
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
2019 Dec 07 16h 41m 09s -21° 06’ 42” 26.62 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 08 16h 45m 14s -21° 11’ 17” 26.64 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 09 16h 49m 18s -21° 15’ 30” 26.65 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 10 16h 53m 21s -21° 19’ 21” 26.66 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 11 16h 57m 24s -21° 22’ 49” 26.67 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 12 17h 01m 27s -21° 25’ 54” 26.68 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 13 17h 05m 29s -21° 28’ 36” 26.70 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 14 17h 09m 30s -21° 30’ 56” 26.71 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 15 17h 13m 32s -21° 32’ 56” 26.72 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 16 17h 17m 34s -21° 34’ 32” 26.73 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 17 17h 21m 34s -21° 35’ 45” 26.75 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 18 17h 25m 35s -21° 36’ 38” 26.76 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 17h 29m 35s -21° 37’ 09” 26.77 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 20 17h 33m 33s -21° 37’ 17” 26.78 Ophiucus