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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension is 04h 33m 05s and the Declination is +24° 27’ 46”.

04h 33m 05s
+24° 27’ 46”

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 Taurus on August, 21 2019
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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 124,410,338 kilometers, equivalent to 0.831632 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 54.9882 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 ES4 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 54.9882 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 27.72.


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: 65.4°
Max altitude: 63.0°
Azimuth: 294.5°
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 Aug 14 04h 14m 58s +23° 18’ 24” 27.74 Taurus
2019 Aug 15 04h 17m 30s +23° 28’ 31” 27.74 Taurus
2019 Aug 16 04h 20m 02s +23° 38’ 26” 27.73 Taurus
2019 Aug 17 04h 22m 32s +23° 48’ 10” 27.73 Taurus
2019 Aug 18 04h 25m 01s +23° 57’ 44” 27.73 Taurus
2019 Aug 19 04h 27m 30s +24° 07’ 09” 27.73 Taurus
2019 Aug 20 04h 30m 00s +24° 16’ 23” 27.73 Taurus
2019 Aug 21 04h 32m 27s +24° 25’ 28” 27.72 Taurus
2019 Aug 22 04h 34m 54s +24° 34’ 23” 27.72 Taurus
2019 Aug 23 04h 37m 22s +24° 43’ 09” 27.72 Taurus
2019 Aug 24 04h 39m 47s +24° 51’ 46” 27.71 Taurus
2019 Aug 25 04h 42m 12s +25° 00’ 12” 27.71 Taurus
2019 Aug 26 04h 44m 38s +25° 08’ 30” 27.70 Taurus
2019 Aug 27 04h 47m 02s +25° 16’ 40” 27.70 Taurus