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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 Capricornus. The current Right Ascension is 21h 47m 13s and the Declination is -10° 34’ 39”.

21h 47m 13s
-10° 34’ 39”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 in Capricornus on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 from Earth is currently 234,357,262 kilometers, equivalent to 1.566582 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 1.7317 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2007 XB23 and arrive to us.

234,357,262
1.566582
13 minutes and 1.7317 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 29.84.

29.84

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: 100.9°
Max altitude: 27.7°
Azimuth: 259.3°
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, 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 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
Next perihelion transit 2020-Sep-24 06:59
2,459,116.7912 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
2020 Mar 22 21h 19m 59s -13° 30’ 29” 29.84 Aquarius
2020 Mar 23 21h 23m 26s -13° 08’ 54” 29.84 Aquarius
2020 Mar 24 21h 26m 54s -12° 47’ 08” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 25 21h 30m 21s -12° 25’ 11” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 26 21h 33m 48s -12° 03’ 02” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 27 21h 37m 14s -11° 40’ 44” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 28 21h 40m 41s -11° 18’ 15” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 29 21h 44m 05s -10° 55’ 35” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 30 21h 47m 30s -10° 32’ 44” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Mar 31 21h 50m 54s -10° 09’ 46” 29.84 Capricornus
2020 Apr 01 21h 54m 19s -09° 46’ 37” 29.83 Capricornus
2020 Apr 02 21h 57m 42s -09° 23’ 20” 29.83 Capricornus
2020 Apr 03 22h 01m 05s -08° 59’ 53” 29.83 Aquarius
2020 Apr 04 22h 04m 27s -08° 36’ 20” 29.83 Aquarius