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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 19h 23m 41s and the Declination is -11° 59’ 49” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 27.46 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 [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]:

19h 23m 41s
-11° 59’ 49”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 in Sagittarius on October, 05 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in Sagittarius on October, 05 2022
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) 2011 AH5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 from Earth is currently 96,937,126 kilometers, equivalent to 0.647985 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 23.3474 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 23.3474 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 to Earth happens on Sun Jul 20 2031 at a distance of 0.009898 Astronomical Units, or 1,480,788 kilometers:

Sun Jul 20 2031

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 27.46.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5, 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) 2011 AH5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.0°
Max altitude: 26.6°
Azimuth: 258.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29024015
Orbit inclination i 6.84446872°
Perihelion distance q 0.76513647 AU
114,462,788 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39090681 AU
208,076,697 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07802164 AU
161,269,742 km
Orbital period period 1.1193 years
408.8271 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-27 18:29:57
2,459,727.2708 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jul-10 14:20
2,460,136.0979 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 267.25607351008°
Longitude of the ascending node node 294.62973221818°
Mean anomaly M 64.483278659349°
Mean motion n 0.88056791°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 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) 2011 AH5
View Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 28 19h 00m 06s -12° 41’ 09” 27.24 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 29 19h 03m 21s -12° 35’ 49” 27.27 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 30 19h 06m 35s -12° 30’ 25” 27.30 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 01 19h 09m 47s -12° 24’ 57” 27.33 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 02 19h 12m 56s -12° 19’ 27” 27.36 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 03 19h 16m 02s -12° 13’ 50” 27.39 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 04 19h 19m 08s -12° 08’ 12” 27.42 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 05 19h 22m 12s -12° 02’ 29” 27.45 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 06 19h 25m 13s -11° 56’ 43” 27.48 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 07 19h 28m 13s -11° 50’ 52” 27.51 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 08 19h 31m 10s -11° 44’ 57” 27.54 Aquila
2022 Oct 09 19h 34m 08s -11° 39’ 00” 27.57 Aquila
2022 Oct 10 19h 37m 02s -11° 32’ 57” 27.60 Aquila
2022 Oct 11 19h 39m 56s -11° 26’ 52” 27.63 Aquila