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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 is 15h 33m 27s and the Declination is -18° 39’ 17” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 is 30.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 [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]:

15h 33m 27s
-18° 39’ 17”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 in Libra on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 in Libra on October, 21 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 from Earth is currently 21,272,372 kilometers, equivalent to 0.142197 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 10.9570 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 10.9570 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 to Earth happens on Thu Nov 5 2020 at a distance of 0.026782 Astronomical Units, or 4,006,506 kilometers:

Thu Nov 5 2020

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 is 30.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88, 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) 2010 JL88 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 108.6°
Max altitude: 19.9°
Azimuth: 251.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.50339630
Orbit inclination i 0.09381670°
Perihelion distance q 0.70671765 AU
105,723,456 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.13948607 AU
320,062,561 km
Semi-major axis a 1.42310186 AU
212,893,009 km
Orbital period period 1.7000 years
620.0867 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-15 05:58:57
2,459,107.7493 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-May-28 08:03
2,459,727.8360 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 51.551004389119°
Longitude of the ascending node node 268.62974399266°
Mean anomaly M 297.73493470671°
Mean motion n 0.58056399°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 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) 2010 JL88
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2010 JL88 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 14 15h 13m 24s -17° 35’ 40” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 15 15h 15m 32s -17° 42’ 51” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 16 15h 17m 44s -17° 50’ 08” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 17 15h 20m 03s -17° 57’ 39” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 18 15h 22m 28s -18° 05’ 26” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 19 15h 25m 05s -18° 13’ 32” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 20 15h 27m 52s -18° 22’ 02” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 21 15h 30m 55s -18° 31’ 04” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 22 15h 34m 14s -18° 40’ 41” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 23 15h 37m 57s -18° 51’ 03” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 24 15h 42m 06s -19° 02’ 18” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 25 15h 46m 50s -19° 14’ 36” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 26 15h 52m 18s -19° 28’ 11” 30.00 Libra
2020 Oct 27 15h 58m 42s -19° 43’ 14” 30.00 Libra