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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 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).

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]:

17h 03m 41s
-38° 18’ 58”
Scorpius
23.12

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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 Scorpius on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 in Scorpius on October, 27 2020
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 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.

62,404,628
0.417149
3 minutes and 28.1594 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 772,085 kilometers:

Tue Dec 27 2022
772,085
0.005161

Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2010 XC15 is 23.12.

23.12

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: 128.4°
Max altitude: 0.1°
Azimuth: 231.6°

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
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