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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:48  
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SunsetSet: 15:50 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5

Altitude: 23.5°   Azimuth: 203.9°   Direction: South-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 20h 55m 35s and the Declination is -12° 05’ 45” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 29.10 (JPL).

20h 55m 35s
-12° 05’ 45”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.2°
Max altitude: 26.4°
Azimuth: 257.9°
  • 2011 AH5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 24° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2011 AH5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2011 AH5 in Aquarius on December,06 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in Aquarius on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2011 AH5
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in Aquarius on December, 06 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 228,177,485 kilometers, equivalent to 1.525272 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 41.1182 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 41.1182 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.29025499
Orbit inclination i 6.84385609°
Perihelion distance q 0.76515179 AU
114,465,078 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.39097971 AU
208,087,603 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07806575 AU
161,276,340 km
Orbital period period 1.1194 years
408.8522 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jul-10 15:51:55
2,460,136.1611 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-22 12:19
2,460,545.0132 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 267.29601164905°
Longitude of the ascending node node 294.61632778729°
Mean anomaly M 240.54855228784°
Mean motion n 0.88051387°/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
2023 Nov 29 20h 31m 45s -13° 47’ 04” 29.02 Capricornus
2023 Nov 30 20h 34m 54s -13° 34’ 17” 29.03 Capricornus
2023 Dec 01 20h 38m 02s -13° 21’ 23” 29.04 Capricornus
2023 Dec 02 20h 41m 08s -13° 08’ 22” 29.05 Aquarius
2023 Dec 03 20h 44m 13s -12° 55’ 17” 29.06 Aquarius
2023 Dec 04 20h 47m 17s -12° 42’ 05” 29.07 Aquarius
2023 Dec 05 20h 50m 21s -12° 28’ 48” 29.08 Aquarius
2023 Dec 06 20h 53m 24s -12° 15’ 25” 29.09 Aquarius
2023 Dec 07 20h 56m 25s -12° 01’ 58” 29.10 Aquarius
2023 Dec 08 20h 59m 25s -11° 48’ 24” 29.11 Aquarius
2023 Dec 09 21h 02m 25s -11° 34’ 48” 29.12 Aquarius
2023 Dec 10 21h 05m 22s -11° 21’ 05” 29.13 Aquarius
2023 Dec 11 21h 08m 21s -11° 07’ 18” 29.14 Aquarius
2023 Dec 12 21h 11m 17s -10° 53’ 26” 29.15 Aquarius