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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 Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 07h 02m 49s and the Declination is +16° 24’ 22” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 27.75 (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]:

07h 02m 49s
+16° 24’ 22”

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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 Gemini on May, 17 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in Gemini on May, 17 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 120,402,107 kilometers, equivalent to 0.804838 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 41.6182 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 41.6182 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 27.75.


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: 73.4°
Max altitude: 55.0°
Azimuth: 286.4°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29023241
Orbit inclination i 6.84455513°
Perihelion distance q 0.76510924 AU
114,458,714 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39083379 AU
208,065,774 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07797152 AU
161,262,244 km
Orbital period period 1.1192 years
408.7986 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-May-27 18:28:15
2,459,727.2696 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 267.25071378153°
Longitude of the ascending node node 294.63086497992°
Mean anomaly M 248.36295256297°
Mean motion n 0.88062933°/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 May 10 06h 31m 45s +18° 00’ 20” 27.80 Gemini
2022 May 11 06h 35m 38s +17° 49’ 35” 27.79 Gemini
2022 May 12 06h 39m 32s +17° 38’ 29” 27.78 Gemini
2022 May 13 06h 43m 24s +17° 27’ 01” 27.78 Gemini
2022 May 14 06h 47m 17s +17° 15’ 11” 27.77 Gemini
2022 May 15 06h 51m 11s +17° 03’ 01” 27.77 Gemini
2022 May 16 06h 55m 05s +16° 50’ 29” 27.76 Gemini
2022 May 17 06h 58m 59s +16° 37’ 36” 27.76 Gemini
2022 May 18 07h 02m 52s +16° 24’ 24” 27.75 Gemini
2022 May 19 07h 06m 44s +16° 10’ 51” 27.75 Gemini
2022 May 20 07h 10m 39s +15° 56’ 58” 27.74 Gemini
2022 May 21 07h 14m 31s +15° 42’ 47” 27.74 Gemini
2022 May 22 07h 18m 24s +15° 28’ 17” 27.74 Gemini
2022 May 23 07h 22m 18s +15° 13’ 27” 27.73 Gemini