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north SunriseRise: 7:38  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA

Altitude: 14.8°   Azimuth: 224.9°   Direction: South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 13h 22m 54s and the Declination is -13° 05’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA is 26.83 (JPL).

13h 22m 54s
-13° 05’ 16”

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

Azimuth: 103.0°
Max altitude: 25.5°
Azimuth: 256.9°
  • 2007 WA is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 15° 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.

Finder chart of 2007 WA in Virgo on November,29 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Virgo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2007 WA
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA in Virgo on November, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 193,279,138 kilometers, equivalent to 1.291991 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 44.7098 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 WA and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 44.7098 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 and Light Curve

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 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15292276
Orbit inclination i 6.16766221°
Perihelion distance q 0.87693349 AU
131,187,383 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19355889 AU
178,553,869 km
Semi-major axis a 1.03524619 AU
154,870,626 km
Orbital period period 1.0534 years
384.7369 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-03 12:43:06
2,459,887.0299 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Nov-23 06:24
2,460,271.7669 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 276.70831423553°
Longitude of the ascending node node 229.38458660737°
Mean anomaly M 106.17442235129°
Mean motion n 0.93570427°/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 Nov 22 12h 50m 57s -10° 04’ 05” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 23 12h 55m 11s -10° 29’ 11” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 24 12h 59m 26s -10° 53’ 58” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 25 13h 03m 42s -11° 18’ 30” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 26 13h 07m 59s -11° 42’ 47” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 13h 12m 15s -12° 06’ 45” 26.82 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 13h 16m 31s -12° 30’ 25” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 13h 20m 48s -12° 53’ 48” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 13h 25m 05s -13° 16’ 51” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 13h 29m 22s -13° 39’ 37” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 13h 33m 41s -14° 02’ 02” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 13h 37m 59s -14° 24’ 06” 26.83 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 13h 42m 19s -14° 45’ 51” 26.84 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 13h 46m 37s -15° 07’ 15” 26.84 Virgo