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Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52

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Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is currently in the constellation of Leo. The current Right Ascension is 09h 47m 59s and the Declination is +15° 41’ 18”.

09h 47m 59s
+15° 41’ 18”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 in Leo on August, 19 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 from Earth is currently 329,140,787 kilometers, equivalent to 2.200170 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 17.8955 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 17.8955 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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) 2009 WR52 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 to Earth happens on Mon May 22 2028 at a distance of 0.01211435 Astronomical Units, or 1,812,281 kilometers:

Mon May 22 2028

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is 30.69.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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) 2009 WR52 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 74.1°
Max altitude: 54.3°
Azimuth: 285.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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) 2009 WR52 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.15522878
Orbit inclination i 4.24325117°
Perihelion distance q 0.87316226 AU
130,623,215 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19405366 AU
178,627,885 km
Semi-major axis a 1.03360796 AU
154,625,550 km
Orbital period period 1.0500 years
383.8241 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Feb-22 01:58:36
2,458,536.5824 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Mar-11 21:45
2,458,920.4064 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 269.95510096859°
Longitude of the ascending node node 61.014135785753°
Mean anomaly M 59.950244334108°
Mean motion n 0.93792974°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Aug 12 09h 22m 18s +17° 43’ 05” 30.64 Leo
2019 Aug 13 09h 25m 36s +17° 28’ 18” 30.64 Leo
2019 Aug 14 09h 28m 53s +17° 13’ 21” 30.65 Leo
2019 Aug 15 09h 32m 08s +16° 58’ 10” 30.66 Leo
2019 Aug 16 09h 35m 23s +16° 42’ 51” 30.66 Leo
2019 Aug 17 09h 38m 39s +16° 27’ 19” 30.67 Leo
2019 Aug 18 09h 41m 53s +16° 11’ 38” 30.67 Leo
2019 Aug 19 09h 45m 06s +15° 55’ 45” 30.68 Leo
2019 Aug 20 09h 48m 19s +15° 39’ 42” 30.69 Leo
2019 Aug 21 09h 51m 32s +15° 23’ 30” 30.69 Leo
2019 Aug 22 09h 54m 43s +15° 07’ 09” 30.70 Leo
2019 Aug 23 09h 57m 55s +14° 50’ 36” 30.71 Leo
2019 Aug 24 10h 01m 05s +14° 33’ 55” 30.71 Leo
2019 Aug 25 10h 04m 17s +14° 17’ 04” 30.72 Leo