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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50

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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 04h 24m 18s and the Declination is +21° 47’ 06”.

04h 24m 18s
+21° 47’ 06”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 in Taurus on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 from Earth is currently 160,288,428 kilometers, equivalent to 1.071462 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 54.6646 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 54.6646 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 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 CL50 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 CL50 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 to Earth happens on Fri Dec 25 2020 at a distance of 0.00793195 Astronomical Units, or 1,186,603 kilometers:

Fri Dec 25 2020

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 is 29.85.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50, 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 CL50 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 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 CL50 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 68.3°
Max altitude: 60.3°
Azimuth: 291.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 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 CL50 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.14458422
Orbit inclination i 0.18830531°
Perihelion distance q 0.75804803 AU
113,402,372 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.01430185 AU
151,737,398 km
Semi-major axis a 0.88617494 AU
132,569,885 km
Orbital period period 0.8300 years
304.7036 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Dec-29 13:19:56
2,458,482.0555 JD
Next perihelion transit 2019-Oct-30 06:13
2,458,786.7591 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 293.12439230661°
Longitude of the ascending node node 12.567384334551°
Mean anomaly M 139.93931122163°
Mean motion n 1.18147592°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 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 CL50
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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 CL50 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 CL50 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 03h 53m 18s +20° 25’ 50” 29.82 Taurus
2020 Mar 23 03h 57m 15s +20° 37’ 27” 29.83 Taurus
2020 Mar 24 04h 01m 13s +20° 48’ 42” 29.83 Taurus
2020 Mar 25 04h 05m 08s +20° 59’ 34” 29.83 Taurus
2020 Mar 26 04h 09m 06s +21° 10’ 05” 29.84 Taurus
2020 Mar 27 04h 13m 03s +21° 20’ 12” 29.84 Taurus
2020 Mar 28 04h 16m 59s +21° 29’ 58” 29.84 Taurus
2020 Mar 29 04h 20m 57s +21° 39’ 23” 29.84 Taurus
2020 Mar 30 04h 24m 52s +21° 48’ 24” 29.85 Taurus
2020 Mar 31 04h 28m 50s +21° 57’ 05” 29.85 Taurus
2020 Apr 01 04h 32m 45s +22° 05’ 21” 29.85 Taurus
2020 Apr 02 04h 36m 42s +22° 13’ 17” 29.85 Taurus
2020 Apr 03 04h 40m 39s +22° 20’ 48” 29.85 Taurus
2020 Apr 04 04h 44m 35s +22° 27’ 59” 29.86 Taurus