Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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 XC15 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 15h 04m 16s and the Declination is -14° 01’ 44” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 22.13 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 [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]:
- 2010 XC15 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 20° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2010 XC15 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2010 XC15 rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 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.
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 from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 from Earth is currently 199,706,726 kilometers, equivalent to 1.334957 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 6.1499 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 to Earth happens on Tue Dec 27 2022 at a distance of 0.005160 Astronomical Units, or 771,994 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.42874727 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-11 00:23:20
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Apr-29 03:53
|Argument of perihelion||peri||157.65898185484°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||94.474489539115°|
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!
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.
|2021 Nov 21||14h 14m 26s||-09° 43’ 49”||22.53||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 22||14h 20m 57s||-10° 19’ 08”||22.48||Virgo|
|2021 Nov 23||14h 27m 33s||-10° 54’ 27”||22.43||Libra|
|2021 Nov 24||14h 34m 13s||-11° 29’ 40”||22.38||Libra|
|2021 Nov 25||14h 40m 56s||-12° 04’ 49”||22.32||Libra|
|2021 Nov 26||14h 47m 47s||-12° 39’ 48”||22.27||Libra|
|2021 Nov 27||14h 54m 42s||-13° 14’ 36”||22.21||Libra|
|2021 Nov 28||15h 01m 41s||-13° 49’ 10”||22.15||Libra|
|2021 Nov 29||15h 08m 48s||-14° 23’ 26”||22.09||Libra|
|2021 Nov 30||15h 15m 59s||-14° 57’ 21”||22.03||Libra|
|2021 Dec 01||15h 23m 14s||-15° 30’ 54”||21.97||Libra|
|2021 Dec 02||15h 30m 35s||-16° 03’ 56”||21.90||Libra|
|2021 Dec 03||15h 38m 03s||-16° 36’ 29”||21.83||Libra|
|2021 Dec 04||15h 45m 35s||-17° 08’ 26”||21.77||Libra|