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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension is 19h 20m 25s and the Declination is -21° 03’ 24”.

19h 20m 25s
-21° 03’ 24”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in Sagittarius on January, 24 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 from Earth is currently 193,271,939 kilometers, equivalent to 1.291943 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 44.6858 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 and arrive to us.

193,271,939
1.291943
10 minutes and 44.6858 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
758,175
0.005068

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 21.62.

21.62

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: 111.1°
Max altitude: 17.4°
Azimuth: 248.9°
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, 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 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
2020 Jan 17 18h 19m 23s -20° 46’ 37” 21.99 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 18 18h 27m 14s -20° 53’ 24” 21.94 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 19 18h 35m 06s -20° 58’ 50” 21.89 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 20 18h 42m 59s -21° 02’ 57” 21.83 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 21 18h 50m 53s -21° 05’ 43” 21.79 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 22 18h 58m 50s -21° 07’ 02” 21.74 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 23 19h 06m 47s -21° 06’ 56” 21.69 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 24 19h 14m 44s -21° 05’ 25” 21.65 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 25 19h 22m 41s -21° 02’ 23” 21.61 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 26 19h 30m 36s -20° 57’ 55” 21.57 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 27 19h 38m 30s -20° 51’ 57” 21.53 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 28 19h 46m 23s -20° 44’ 32” 21.50 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 29 19h 54m 12s -20° 35’ 41” 21.46 Sagittarius
2020 Jan 30 20h 01m 59s -20° 25’ 26” 21.43 Sagittarius