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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:54  
clear_day Transit: 12:49  
SunsetSet: 18:43 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23

Altitude: 12.7°   Azimuth: 319.2°   Direction: North-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 07h 16m 37s and the Declination is +39° 13’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 27.89 (JPL).

07h 16m 37s
+39° 13’ 02”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Today Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is circumpolar and transits at 06:49 UTC reaching a maximum altitude of 77.7°.
  • 2007 XB23 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the North-West direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 XB23 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2007 XB23 in Auriga on September,28 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Auriga on September, 28 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2007 XB23
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Auriga on September, 28 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 62,130,001 kilometers, equivalent to 0.415313 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 27.2434 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 27.2434 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 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 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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05426164
Orbit inclination i 8.52939489°
Perihelion distance q 0.98478838 AU
147,322,244 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.09779263 AU
164,227,441 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04129051 AU
155,774,843 km
Orbital period period 1.0626 years
388.1113 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-09 13:50:47
2,459,893.0769 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Dec-02 16:31
2,460,281.1882 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.08601706302°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.25023476008°
Mean anomaly M 99.642294702247°
Mean motion n 0.92756897°/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
2023 Sep 21 06h 38m 17s +41° 23’ 38” 27.91 Auriga
2023 Sep 22 06h 43m 26s +41° 09’ 26” 27.91 Auriga
2023 Sep 23 06h 48m 32s +40° 54’ 23” 27.91 Auriga
2023 Sep 24 06h 53m 35s +40° 38’ 26” 27.90 Auriga
2023 Sep 25 06h 58m 37s +40° 21’ 35” 27.90 Auriga
2023 Sep 26 07h 03m 38s +40° 03’ 53” 27.90 Auriga
2023 Sep 27 07h 08m 36s +39° 45’ 20” 27.90 Auriga
2023 Sep 28 07h 13m 32s +39° 25’ 58” 27.89 Auriga
2023 Sep 29 07h 18m 27s +39° 05’ 44” 27.89 Auriga
2023 Sep 30 07h 23m 17s +38° 44’ 41” 27.89 Auriga
2023 Oct 01 07h 28m 08s +38° 22’ 50” 27.88 Auriga
2023 Oct 02 07h 32m 54s +38° 00’ 11” 27.88 Lynx
2023 Oct 03 07h 37m 40s +37° 36’ 47” 27.88 Lynx
2023 Oct 04 07h 42m 21s +37° 12’ 34” 27.88 Lynx