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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23

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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension is 07h 41m 11s and the Declination is +21° 28’ 06”.

07h 41m 11s
+21° 28’ 06”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Gemini on August, 19 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Earth is currently 249,542,887 kilometers, equivalent to 1.668091 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 52.3855 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

249,542,887
1.668091
13 minutes and 52.3855 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 12 2024 at a distance of 0.00306141 Astronomical Units, or 457,981 kilometers:

Thu Dec 12 2024
457,981
0.003061

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 29.59.

29.59

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: 68.3°
Max altitude: 60.1°
Azimuth: 291.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 XB23 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 XB23 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05433171
Orbit inclination i 8.53023586°
Perihelion distance q 0.98466769 AU
147,304,190 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.09781240 AU
164,230,398 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04124004 AU
155,767,294 km
Orbital period period 1.0600 years
388.0831 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Sep-02 04:59:40
2,458,728.7081 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.03675950399°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.26817630353°
Mean anomaly M 241.06948991217°
Mean motion n 0.92763640°/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
2019 Aug 12 07h 08m 07s +23° 17’ 53” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 13 07h 12m 20s +23° 05’ 25” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 14 07h 16m 33s +22° 52’ 31” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 15 07h 20m 45s +22° 39’ 11” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 16 07h 24m 56s +22° 25’ 28” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 17 07h 29m 08s +22° 11’ 21” 29.60 Gemini
2019 Aug 18 07h 33m 17s +21° 56’ 48” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 19 07h 37m 27s +21° 41’ 53” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 20 07h 41m 35s +21° 26’ 35” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 21 07h 45m 42s +21° 10’ 53” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 22 07h 49m 50s +20° 54’ 48” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 23 07h 53m 56s +20° 38’ 22” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 24 07h 58m 00s +20° 21’ 34” 29.59 Gemini
2019 Aug 25 08h 02m 04s +20° 04’ 26” 29.59 Cancer