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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 12h 30m 05s and the Declination is -09° 58’ 47” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 29.37 (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]:

12h 30m 05s
-09° 58’ 47”
  • 2007 XB23 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 27° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 XB23 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2007 XB23 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Virgo on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Virgo on November, 28 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]

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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Earth is currently 170,657,500 kilometers, equivalent to 1.140775 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 29.2521 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 29.2521 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 0.002979 Astronomical Units, or 445,628 kilometers:

Wed Dec 11 2024

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 29.37.


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: 99.9°
Max altitude: 28.6°
Azimuth: 259.9°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05433164
Orbit inclination i 8.52967352°
Perihelion distance q 0.98471546 AU
147,311,336 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.09786549 AU
164,238,341 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04129048 AU
155,774,838 km
Orbital period period 1.0600 years
388.1113 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-24 07:55:01
2,459,116.8299 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Oct-17 10:35
2,459,504.9412 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.05838162621°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.26292787151°
Mean anomaly M 77.609811770482°
Mean motion n 0.92756901°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Nov 21 12h 04m 09s -06° 31’ 49” 29.36 Virgo
2021 Nov 22 12h 07m 40s -07° 00’ 16” 29.36 Virgo
2021 Nov 23 12h 11m 09s -07° 28’ 36” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 24 12h 14m 39s -07° 56’ 50” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 25 12h 18m 11s -08° 24’ 56” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 26 12h 21m 42s -08° 52’ 53” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 27 12h 25m 14s -09° 20’ 42” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 28 12h 28m 45s -09° 48’ 20” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 29 12h 32m 17s -10° 15’ 51” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Nov 30 12h 35m 51s -10° 43’ 10” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Dec 01 12h 39m 24s -11° 10’ 19” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Dec 02 12h 42m 56s -11° 37’ 18” 29.37 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 12h 46m 31s -12° 04’ 05” 29.37 Corvus
2021 Dec 04 12h 50m 04s -12° 30’ 42” 29.38 Corvus