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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 17h 06m 45s and the Declination is -27° 30’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 29.70 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 [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]:

17h 06m 45s
-27° 30’ 05”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 in Ophiucus on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Ophiucus on January, 26 2021
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Earth is currently 213,117,309 kilometers, equivalent to 1.424601 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 50.8828 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 50.8828 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 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 XB23 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 to Earth happens on Wed Dec 11 2024 at a distance of 0.002989 Astronomical Units, or 447,133 kilometers:

Wed Dec 11 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 29.70.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23, 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 XB23 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 117.5°
Max altitude: 11.0°
Azimuth: 242.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05431773
Orbit inclination i 8.52998732°
Perihelion distance q 0.98471630 AU
147,311,462 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.09783579 AU
164,233,897 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04127604 AU
155,772,679 km
Orbital period period 1.0600 years
388.1032 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-24 07:45:08
2,459,116.8230 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Oct-17 10:13
2,459,504.9262 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.04715133219°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.26544672774°
Mean anomaly M 252.10012886893°
Mean motion n 0.92758829°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 19 16h 35m 30s -27° 06’ 15” 29.69 Scorpius
2021 Jan 20 16h 39m 38s -27° 10’ 54” 29.69 Scorpius
2021 Jan 21 16h 43m 45s -27° 15’ 06” 29.69 Scorpius
2021 Jan 22 16h 47m 54s -27° 18’ 50” 29.69 Scorpius
2021 Jan 23 16h 52m 02s -27° 22’ 06” 29.69 Scorpius
2021 Jan 24 16h 56m 12s -27° 24’ 55” 29.69 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 25 17h 00m 20s -27° 27’ 16” 29.69 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 26 17h 04m 28s -27° 29’ 09” 29.69 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 27 17h 08m 36s -27° 30’ 36” 29.70 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 28 17h 12m 46s -27° 31’ 33” 29.70 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 29 17h 16m 54s -27° 32’ 04” 29.70 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 30 17h 21m 02s -27° 32’ 08” 29.70 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 31 17h 25m 09s -27° 31’ 44” 29.70 Ophiucus
2021 Feb 01 17h 29m 17s -27° 30’ 51” 29.70 Ophiucus