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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 14h 24m 05s and the Declination is -08° 57’ 50”.

14h 24m 05s
-08° 57’ 50”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in Virgo on December, 14 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 from Earth is currently 126,554,806 kilometers, equivalent to 0.845967 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 2.1414 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 and arrive to us.

7 minutes and 2.1414 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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 XC15 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 XC15 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 27 2096 at a distance of 0.00506809 Astronomical Units, or 758,175 kilometers:

Thu Dec 27 2096

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 23.03.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15, 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 XC15 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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 XC15 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 98.6°
Max altitude: 29.8°
Azimuth: 261.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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) 2010 XC15 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) 2010 XC15 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.41670117
Orbit inclination i 8.38456178°
Perihelion distance q 0.42871464 AU
64,134,798 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04125109 AU
155,768,946 km
Semi-major axis a 0.73498286 AU
109,951,872 km
Orbital period period 0.6300 years
230.1517 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jun-08 17:11:19
2,458,643.2162 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-24 20:49
2,458,873.3679 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 157.6507978203°
Longitude of the ascending node node 94.477693341388°
Mean anomaly M 293.18393453528°
Mean motion n 1.56418549°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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 XC15
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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 XC15 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Dec 07 13h 34m 53s -05° 04’ 41” 23.10 Virgo
2019 Dec 08 13h 40m 56s -05° 34’ 09” 23.09 Virgo
2019 Dec 09 13h 47m 04s -06° 03’ 42” 23.08 Virgo
2019 Dec 10 13h 53m 14s -06° 33’ 19” 23.07 Virgo
2019 Dec 11 13h 59m 27s -07° 02’ 57” 23.07 Virgo
2019 Dec 12 14h 05m 44s -07° 32’ 36” 23.06 Virgo
2019 Dec 13 14h 12m 03s -08° 02’ 13” 23.05 Virgo
2019 Dec 14 14h 18m 24s -08° 31’ 46” 23.04 Virgo
2019 Dec 15 14h 24m 50s -09° 01’ 14” 23.03 Libra
2019 Dec 16 14h 31m 18s -09° 30’ 33” 23.02 Libra
2019 Dec 17 14h 37m 48s -09° 59’ 44” 23.01 Libra
2019 Dec 18 14h 44m 20s -10° 28’ 41” 23.00 Libra
2019 Dec 19 14h 50m 56s -10° 57’ 25” 22.99 Libra
2019 Dec 20 14h 57m 33s -11° 25’ 54” 22.97 Libra