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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 08h 07m 08s and the Declination is +20° 46’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 26.58 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

08h 07m 08s
+20° 46’ 38”
Cancer
26.58
  • 2011 LJ19 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 29° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2011 LJ19 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2011 LJ19 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19 in Cancer on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 in Cancer on October, 27 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = 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 LJ19?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 from Earth is currently 368,526,138 kilometers, equivalent to 2.463445 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 29.2709 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 and arrive to us.

368,526,138
2.463445
20 minutes and 29.2709 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19 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 LJ19 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 to Earth happens on Tue Jul 25 2028 at a distance of 0.008505 Astronomical Units, or 1,272,354 kilometers:

Tue Jul 25 2028
1,272,354
0.008505

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 26.58.

26.58

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19, 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 LJ19 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.62115593
Orbit inclination i 1.53878540°
Perihelion distance q 0.99274286 AU
148,512,219 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.24816205 AU
635,515,998 km
Semi-major axis a 2.62045245 AU
392,014,108 km
Orbital period period 4.2400 years
1,549.3975 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Feb-19 05:51:13
2,458,898.7439 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-May-17 15:23
2,460,448.1414 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 30.338723515646°
Longitude of the ascending node node 296.52120543157°
Mean anomaly M 23.642863466274°
Mean motion n 0.23234838°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19
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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 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 LJ19 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Oct 20 08h 03m 56s +20° 56’ 52” 26.61 Cancer
2020 Oct 21 08h 04m 27s +20° 55’ 17” 26.61 Cancer
2020 Oct 22 08h 04m 56s +20° 53’ 44” 26.60 Cancer
2020 Oct 23 08h 05m 23s +20° 52’ 18” 26.60 Cancer
2020 Oct 24 08h 05m 49s +20° 50’ 54” 26.59 Cancer
2020 Oct 25 08h 06m 15s +20° 49’ 36” 26.59 Cancer
2020 Oct 26 08h 06m 38s +20° 48’ 20” 26.59 Cancer
2020 Oct 27 08h 07m 00s +20° 47’ 09” 26.58 Cancer
2020 Oct 28 08h 07m 19s +20° 46’ 04” 26.58 Cancer
2020 Oct 29 08h 07m 37s +20° 45’ 01” 26.57 Cancer
2020 Oct 30 08h 07m 54s +20° 44’ 03” 26.56 Cancer
2020 Oct 31 08h 08m 11s +20° 43’ 10” 26.56 Cancer
2020 Nov 01 08h 08m 24s +20° 42’ 21” 26.55 Cancer
2020 Nov 02 08h 08m 36s +20° 41’ 39” 26.55 Cancer