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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 19h 17m 58s and the Declination is -19° 48’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 27.28 (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]:
- 2007 WA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 16° 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA available on TheSkyLive:
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.
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 303,382,190 kilometers, equivalent to 2.027985 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 51.9741 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.011877 Astronomical Units, or 1,776,727 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87686653 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-25 01:13:52
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Oct-14 18:00
|Argument of perihelion||peri||276.67591356361°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||229.40231308478°|
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!
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.
|2021 Jan 17||18h 50m 09s||-20° 48’ 57”||27.22||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 18||18h 53m 58s||-20° 41’ 45”||27.23||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 19||18h 57m 46s||-20° 34’ 14”||27.24||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 20||19h 01m 32s||-20° 26’ 26”||27.24||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 21||19h 05m 17s||-20° 18’ 20”||27.25||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 22||19h 09m 02s||-20° 09’ 55”||27.26||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 23||19h 12m 47s||-20° 01’ 14”||27.27||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 24||19h 16m 31s||-19° 52’ 15”||27.28||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 25||19h 20m 12s||-19° 43’ 00”||27.29||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 26||19h 23m 53s||-19° 33’ 28”||27.30||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 27||19h 27m 34s||-19° 23’ 39”||27.30||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 28||19h 31m 14s||-19° 13’ 36”||27.31||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 29||19h 34m 54s||-19° 03’ 15”||27.32||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 30||19h 38m 31s||-18° 52’ 41”||27.33||Sagittarius|