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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is 19h 00m 16s and the Declination is -22° 42’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is 27.54 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 [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]:

19h 00m 16s
-22° 42’ 56”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 in Sagittarius on December, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 in Sagittarius on December, 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 from Earth is currently 190,966,543 kilometers, equivalent to 1.276532 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 36.9958 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 36.9958 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 to Earth happens on Tue Apr 14 2026 at a distance of 0.001742 Astronomical Units, or 260,528 kilometers:

Tue Apr 14 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is 27.54.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3, 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) 2013 GM3 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 112.8°
Max altitude: 15.8°
Azimuth: 247.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28695593
Orbit inclination i 0.01331258°
Perihelion distance q 0.59582973 AU
89,134,859 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07539862 AU
160,877,343 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83561417 AU
125,006,101 km
Orbital period period 0.7600 years
279.0019 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-11 23:31:59
2,459,285.4806 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Dec-15 23:34
2,459,564.4824 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 11.646993884363°
Longitude of the ascending node node 337.73711755414°
Mean anomaly M 250.34841165148°
Mean motion n 1.29031391°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 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) 2013 GM3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Dec 01 18h 13m 17s -23° 24’ 15” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 02 18h 19m 09s -23° 21’ 57” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 03 18h 25m 04s -23° 18’ 50” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 04 18h 30m 59s -23° 14’ 52” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 05 18h 36m 56s -23° 10’ 01” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 06 18h 42m 52s -23° 04’ 19” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 07 18h 48m 51s -22° 57’ 47” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 08 18h 54m 51s -22° 50’ 21” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 09 19h 00m 51s -22° 42’ 02” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 10 19h 06m 51s -22° 32’ 53” 27.54 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 11 19h 12m 51s -22° 22’ 50” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 12 19h 18m 52s -22° 11’ 56” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 13 19h 24m 53s -22° 00’ 10” 27.55 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 14 19h 30m 55s -21° 47’ 31” 27.56 Sagittarius