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 Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 17h 03m 41s and the Declination is -38° 18’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 23.12 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 from Earth is currently 62,404,628 kilometers, equivalent to 0.417149 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 28.1594 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 0.005161 Astronomical Units, or 772,085 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||0.42872175 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Sep-11 00:22:34
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Apr-29 03:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||157.65287600886°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||94.477180238788°|
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.
|2020 Oct 20||16h 05m 57s||-33° 32’ 22”||23.40||Lupus|
|2020 Oct 21||16h 13m 00s||-34° 15’ 02”||23.37||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 22||16h 20m 16s||-34° 56’ 42”||23.34||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 23||16h 27m 44s||-35° 37’ 17”||23.30||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 24||16h 35m 29s||-36° 16’ 35”||23.26||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 25||16h 43m 27s||-36° 54’ 26”||23.22||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 26||16h 51m 38s||-37° 30’ 42”||23.18||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 27||17h 00m 06s||-38° 05’ 08”||23.14||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 28||17h 08m 48s||-38° 37’ 36”||23.09||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 29||17h 17m 45s||-39° 07’ 50”||23.04||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 30||17h 26m 57s||-39° 35’ 39”||22.99||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 31||17h 36m 20s||-40° 00’ 50”||22.94||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 01||17h 45m 59s||-40° 23’ 12”||22.89||Scorpius|
|2020 Nov 02||17h 55m 49s||-40° 42’ 33”||22.84||Scorpius|