Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is 12h 55m 56s and the Declination is -03° 38’ 03” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 is 31.11 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:
- 2009 WR52 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 35° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2009 WR52 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2009 WR52 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 available on TheSkyLive:
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 307,409,713 kilometers, equivalent to 2.054907 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 5.4084 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 Sun May 21 2028 at a distance of 0.012044 Astronomical Units, or 1,801,754 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 brightness
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 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2009 WR52 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) 2009 WR52 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.87314022 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Mar-11 21:23:50
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Mar-30 16:57
|Argument of perihelion||peri||269.94508358394°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||61.011873236577°|
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.
|2020 Oct 20||12h 32m 48s||-01° 05’ 44”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 21||12h 35m 54s||-01° 26’ 14”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 22||12h 39m 01s||-01° 46’ 45”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 23||12h 42m 06s||-02° 07’ 15”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 24||12h 45m 14s||-02° 27’ 46”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 25||12h 48m 20s||-02° 48’ 16”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 26||12h 51m 28s||-03° 08’ 47”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 27||12h 54m 36s||-03° 29’ 16”||31.11||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 28||12h 57m 43s||-03° 49’ 45”||31.10||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 29||13h 00m 52s||-04° 10’ 13”||31.10||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 30||13h 04m 01s||-04° 30’ 39”||31.10||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 31||13h 07m 11s||-04° 51’ 05”||31.10||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 01||13h 10m 22s||-05° 11’ 29”||31.10||Virgo|
|2020 Nov 02||13h 13m 32s||-05° 31’ 50”||31.10||Virgo|