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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is 05h 21m 08s and the Declination is +23° 08’ 26” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 is 28.44 (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]:

05h 21m 08s
+23° 08’ 26”
  • 2013 GM3 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East-South-East direction at an altitude of 47° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2013 GM3 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2013 GM3 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Taurus on May, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 in Taurus on May, 18 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 257,156,562 kilometers, equivalent to 1.718985 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 17.7820 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2013 GM3 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 17.7820 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 28.44.


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: 66.9°
Max altitude: 61.7°
Azimuth: 293.2°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.28679939
Orbit inclination i 0.01351817°
Perihelion distance q 0.59593203 AU
89,150,163 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.07521639 AU
160,850,082 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83557421 AU
125,000,123 km
Orbital period period 0.7600 years
278.9819 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jun-05 22:21:04
2,459,006.4313 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-11 21:54
2,459,285.4132 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 22.488183513104°
Longitude of the ascending node node 326.87911534344°
Mean anomaly M 352.34620743676°
Mean motion n 1.29040648°/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 May 11 04h 45m 10s +22° 19’ 44” 28.31 Taurus
2021 May 12 04h 50m 03s +22° 28’ 10” 28.33 Taurus
2021 May 13 04h 54m 56s +22° 36’ 02” 28.34 Taurus
2021 May 14 04h 59m 48s +22° 43’ 17” 28.36 Taurus
2021 May 15 05h 04m 37s +22° 49’ 56” 28.38 Taurus
2021 May 16 05h 09m 26s +22° 56’ 02” 28.40 Taurus
2021 May 17 05h 14m 14s +23° 01’ 32” 28.42 Taurus
2021 May 18 05h 19m 00s +23° 06’ 28” 28.43 Taurus
2021 May 19 05h 23m 44s +23° 10’ 50” 28.45 Taurus
2021 May 20 05h 28m 28s +23° 14’ 39” 28.47 Taurus
2021 May 21 05h 33m 11s +23° 17’ 54” 28.48 Taurus
2021 May 22 05h 37m 50s +23° 20’ 38” 28.50 Taurus
2021 May 23 05h 42m 29s +23° 22’ 50” 28.51 Taurus
2021 May 24 05h 47m 08s +23° 24’ 29” 28.53 Taurus