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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 Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 07h 17m 34s and the Declination is +22° 06’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 28.07 (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]:

07h 17m 34s
+22° 06’ 54”
  • 2011 LJ19 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 58° 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 Gemini on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 in Gemini on May, 08 2021
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 from Earth is currently 609,870,552 kilometers, equivalent to 4.076733 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 54.3092 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 and arrive to us.

33 minutes and 54.3092 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 0.008503 Astronomical Units, or 1,272,068 kilometers:

Tue Jul 25 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2011 LJ19 is 28.07.


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: 67.9°
Max altitude: 60.6°
Azimuth: 292.1°

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
2021 May 01 07h 10m 51s +22° 19’ 42” 28.01 Gemini
2021 May 02 07h 11m 43s +22° 18’ 10” 28.02 Gemini
2021 May 03 07h 12m 33s +22° 16’ 35” 28.02 Gemini
2021 May 04 07h 13m 24s +22° 14’ 57” 28.03 Gemini
2021 May 05 07h 14m 17s +22° 13’ 18” 28.04 Gemini
2021 May 06 07h 15m 10s +22° 11’ 39” 28.05 Gemini
2021 May 07 07h 16m 03s +22° 09’ 56” 28.05 Gemini
2021 May 08 07h 16m 55s +22° 08’ 12” 28.06 Gemini
2021 May 09 07h 17m 49s +22° 06’ 25” 28.07 Gemini
2021 May 10 07h 18m 45s +22° 04’ 37” 28.08 Gemini
2021 May 11 07h 19m 38s +22° 02’ 48” 28.08 Gemini
2021 May 12 07h 20m 34s +22° 00’ 56” 28.09 Gemini
2021 May 13 07h 21m 29s +21° 59’ 02” 28.09 Gemini
2021 May 14 07h 22m 26s +21° 57’ 06” 28.10 Gemini