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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4

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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 is currently in the constellation of Auriga. The current Right Ascension is 05h 03m 00s and the Declination is +34° 54’ 27”.

05h 03m 00s
+34° 54’ 27”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 in Auriga on December, 14 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 from Earth is currently 55,767,741 kilometers, equivalent to 0.372784 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 6.0212 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 and arrive to us.

3 minutes and 6.0212 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 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 ES4 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 ES4 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 to Earth happens on Wed Sep 2 2020 at a distance of 0.00183738 Astronomical Units, or 274,868 kilometers:

Wed Sep 2 2020

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 is 24.83.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4, 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 ES4 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 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 ES4 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 55.1°
Max altitude: 73.4°
Azimuth: 305.0°
Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 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 ES4 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24221936
Orbit inclination i 3.36862252°
Perihelion distance q 0.82620722 AU
123,598,842 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.35439011 AU
202,613,878 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09029867 AU
163,106,360 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
415.8308 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-06 20:24:48
2,458,610.3506 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-25 16:21
2,459,026.1814 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 273.54537746932°
Longitude of the ascending node node 339.90263134563°
Mean anomaly M 351.47200349386°
Mean motion n 0.86573675°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 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 ES4
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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 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 ES4 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Dec 07 05h 29m 48s +35° 20’ 17” 24.93 Auriga
2019 Dec 08 05h 26m 29s +35° 19’ 32” 24.90 Auriga
2019 Dec 09 05h 23m 08s +35° 18’ 02” 24.87 Auriga
2019 Dec 10 05h 19m 45s +35° 15’ 51” 24.84 Auriga
2019 Dec 11 05h 16m 20s +35° 12’ 56” 24.82 Auriga
2019 Dec 12 05h 12m 56s +35° 09’ 15” 24.81 Auriga
2019 Dec 13 05h 09m 32s +35° 04’ 53” 24.81 Auriga
2019 Dec 14 05h 06m 06s +34° 59’ 45” 24.82 Auriga
2019 Dec 15 05h 02m 44s +34° 53’ 57” 24.83 Auriga
2019 Dec 16 04h 59m 21s +34° 47’ 26” 24.85 Auriga
2019 Dec 17 04h 56m 02s +34° 40’ 17” 24.87 Auriga
2019 Dec 18 04h 52m 44s +34° 32’ 27” 24.90 Auriga
2019 Dec 19 04h 49m 28s +34° 24’ 02” 24.94 Auriga
2019 Dec 20 04h 46m 17s +34° 15’ 02” 24.97 Auriga