Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52
The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is 13h 34m 10s and the Declination is -06° 30’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom ). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is 31.20 (JPL).
- 2009 WR52 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom .
- Right now it is placed in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 12° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2009 WR52 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 from Earth is currently 236,222,931 kilometers, equivalent to 1.579053 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 7.9549 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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.
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) 2009 WR52 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 to Earth happens on Sat May 20 2028 at a distance of 0.005066 Astronomical Units, or 757,825 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Brightness and Light Curve
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87338792 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2023-May-06 17:38:53
|Next perihelion transit||2024-May-24 12:59
|Argument of perihelion||peri||269.97110901825°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||61.002991635792°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2023 Nov 28||13h 10m 41s||-04° 09’ 36”||31.23||Virgo|
|2023 Nov 29||13h 13m 45s||-04° 28’ 27”||31.23||Virgo|
|2023 Nov 30||13h 16m 51s||-04° 47’ 18”||31.23||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 01||13h 19m 59s||-05° 06’ 07”||31.22||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 02||13h 23m 05s||-05° 24’ 55”||31.22||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 03||13h 26m 13s||-05° 43’ 40”||31.22||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 04||13h 29m 21s||-06° 02’ 21”||31.21||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 05||13h 32m 30s||-06° 21’ 01”||31.21||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 06||13h 35m 39s||-06° 39’ 37”||31.20||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 07||13h 38m 48s||-06° 58’ 09”||31.20||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 08||13h 41m 59s||-07° 16’ 38”||31.20||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 09||13h 45m 11s||-07° 35’ 04”||31.19||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 10||13h 48m 21s||-07° 53’ 27”||31.19||Virgo|
|2023 Dec 11||13h 51m 34s||-08° 11’ 45”||31.18||Virgo|