Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
By donating now you help keep this site alive and free from ads. Please consider supporting this project.
🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 03h 05m 37s and the Declination is +19° 57’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 28.90 (JPL).

03h 05m 37s
+19° 57’ 20”

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

Azimuth: 70.1°
Max altitude: 58.5°
Azimuth: 290.0°
  • 2011 AH5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 57° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2011 AH5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

If you need to access this information frequently for your observations, you can create a simple customized Quick Access page, so that you can easily bookmark it in your browser favorites or add a shortcut to your mobile phones' home screen.

Available Resources

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 Aries on April, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
View fullscreen
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 in Aries on April, 01 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
View fullscreen
 = 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 262,980,082 kilometers, equivalent to 1.757913 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 37.2071 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 37.2071 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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 AH5 is 28.90.


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 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
2023 Mar 25 02h 41m 53s +18° 42’ 15” 28.98 Aries
2023 Mar 26 02h 44m 58s +18° 52’ 40” 28.97 Aries
2023 Mar 27 02h 48m 03s +19° 02’ 56” 28.96 Aries
2023 Mar 28 02h 51m 11s +19° 13’ 03” 28.95 Aries
2023 Mar 29 02h 54m 19s +19° 23’ 02” 28.94 Aries
2023 Mar 30 02h 57m 27s +19° 32’ 50” 28.93 Aries
2023 Mar 31 03h 00m 37s +19° 42’ 30” 28.92 Aries
2023 Apr 01 03h 03m 47s +19° 52’ 01” 28.91 Aries
2023 Apr 02 03h 06m 59s +20° 01’ 22” 28.90 Aries
2023 Apr 03 03h 10m 11s +20° 10’ 32” 28.89 Aries
2023 Apr 04 03h 13m 26s +20° 19’ 32” 28.88 Aries
2023 Apr 05 03h 16m 41s +20° 28’ 22” 28.87 Aries
2023 Apr 06 03h 19m 55s +20° 37’ 00” 28.86 Aries
2023 Apr 07 03h 23m 12s +20° 45’ 28” 28.85 Aries