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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:12 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:59
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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 50.43°   Az: 275.46°   Direction: West
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is in the constellation of Lacerta, at a distance of 25,266,816.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 22h 41m 49s and the Declination is +39° 51’ 13” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is 25.60 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2007 XB23 in Lacerta on July,23 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Lacerta on July, 23 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

22h 41m 49s
+39° 51’ 13”
03h 42m 46s
02h 24m 36s

J2000

22h 40m 43s
+39° 43’ 30”

Additional Information

Lacerta
25.60

Rise and Set Times

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

Today Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 is circumpolar and transits at 02:36 UTC reaching a maximum altitude of 78.4°.
  • 2007 XB23 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 50.43° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2007 XB23 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2007 XB23
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Lacerta on July, 23 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

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.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Earth is currently 25,266,816.0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.1688982329 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1m 24.281s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

25,266,816.0
0.1688982329
1m 24.281s

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

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
445,628
0.002979

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

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 at epoch 30 March 2024 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.05424082
Orbit inclination i 8.53026990°
Perihelion distance q 0.98465585 AU
147,302,419 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.09759906 AU
164,198,483 km
Semi-major axis a 1.04112746 AU
155,750,451 km
Orbital period period 1.0623 years
388.0201 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Dec-02 15:39:54
2,460,281.1527 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Dec-24 16:08
2,460,669.1729 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 193.07971236034°
Longitude of the ascending node node 260.2393670367°
Mean anomaly M 110.72885062671°
Mean motion n 0.92778688°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23
View Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 16 22h 41m 54s +32° 34’ 29” 25.62 Pegasus
2024 Jul 17 22h 42m 03s +33° 35’ 54” 25.62 Pegasus
2024 Jul 18 22h 42m 09s +34° 36’ 57” 25.61 Pegasus
2024 Jul 19 22h 42m 12s +35° 37’ 38” 25.61 Pegasus
2024 Jul 20 22h 42m 13s +36° 37’ 54” 25.60 Lacerta
2024 Jul 21 22h 42m 09s +37° 37’ 41” 25.60 Lacerta
2024 Jul 22 22h 42m 03s +38° 37’ 01” 25.60 Lacerta
2024 Jul 23 22h 41m 53s +39° 35’ 50” 25.60 Lacerta
2024 Jul 24 22h 41m 39s +40° 34’ 08” 25.59 Lacerta
2024 Jul 25 22h 41m 22s +41° 31’ 50” 25.59 Lacerta
2024 Jul 26 22h 41m 01s +42° 28’ 57” 25.59 Lacerta
2024 Jul 27 22h 40m 36s +43° 25’ 26” 25.59 Lacerta
2024 Jul 28 22h 40m 07s +44° 21’ 14” 25.59 Lacerta
2024 Jul 29 22h 39m 34s +45° 16’ 20” 25.59 Lacerta

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