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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 Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 01h 15m 03s and the Declination is +06° 26’ 34” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 22.92 (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]:

01h 15m 03s
+06° 26’ 34”
  • 2010 XC15 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 23° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2010 XC15 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2010 XC15 rise and set times.
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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in Pisces on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in Pisces on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 from Earth is currently 97,621,324 kilometers, equivalent to 0.652558 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 25.6297 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 25.6297 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

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 0.005161 Astronomical Units, or 772,003 kilometers:

Tue Dec 27 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 22.92.


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: 83.6°
Max altitude: 45.0°
Azimuth: 276.6°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.41668385
Orbit inclination i 8.38462330°
Perihelion distance q 0.42872175 AU
64,135,861 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.04122469 AU
155,764,997 km
Semi-major axis a 0.73497322 AU
109,950,429 km
Orbital period period 0.6300 years
230.1472 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Sep-11 00:22:34
2,459,103.5157 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-29 03:54
2,459,333.6629 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 157.65287600886°
Longitude of the ascending node node 94.477180238788°
Mean anomaly M 198.8612059906°
Mean motion n 1.56421628°/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
2021 Jan 19 00h 58m 36s +03° 14’ 02” 22.83 Pisces
2021 Jan 20 01h 00m 51s +03° 40’ 33” 22.84 Pisces
2021 Jan 21 01h 03m 03s +04° 06’ 47” 22.85 Pisces
2021 Jan 22 01h 05m 16s +04° 32’ 43” 22.86 Pisces
2021 Jan 23 01h 07m 27s +04° 58’ 21” 22.88 Pisces
2021 Jan 24 01h 09m 37s +05° 23’ 43” 22.89 Pisces
2021 Jan 25 01h 11m 45s +05° 48’ 47” 22.90 Pisces
2021 Jan 26 01h 13m 54s +06° 13’ 36” 22.91 Pisces
2021 Jan 27 01h 16m 01s +06° 38’ 09” 22.92 Pisces
2021 Jan 28 01h 18m 09s +07° 02’ 27” 22.93 Pisces
2021 Jan 29 01h 20m 16s +07° 26’ 30” 22.93 Pisces
2021 Jan 30 01h 22m 21s +07° 50’ 18” 22.94 Pisces
2021 Jan 31 01h 24m 25s +08° 13’ 51” 22.95 Pisces
2021 Feb 01 01h 26m 30s +08° 37’ 10” 22.96 Pisces