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Asteroid 2014 FE72

Asteroid 2014 FE72 is currently in the constellation of Corvus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 2014 FE72 is 12h 31m 21s and the Declination is -17° 35’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 is 24.42 (JPL).

12h 31m 21s
-17° 35’ 35”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.6°
Max altitude: 20.9°
Azimuth: 252.4°
  • 2014 FE72 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 13° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 FE72 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid 2014 FE72 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid 2014 FE72 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 2014 FE72 in Corvus on March, 26 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2014 FE72 in Corvus on March, 26 2023
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]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 2014 FE72 is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.

2014 FE72
RA: 12h 31m 21s
Dec: -17° 35’ 35”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2014 FE72
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2014 FE72?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2014 FE72 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth is currently 9,745,711,390 kilometers, equivalent to 65.146057 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 hours, 1 minutes and 48.1940 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2014 FE72 and arrive to us.

9 hours, 1 minutes and 48.1940 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2014 FE72 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest Approach of Asteroid 2014 FE72 to Earth

Between 1 January 2013 and 30 December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2014 FE72 to Earth happens on Thu Mar 21 2013 at a distance of 57.916781 Astronomical Units, or 8,664,227,064 kilometers:

Thu Mar 21 2013

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 is 24.42.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2014 FE72, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 as a function of time

Asteroid 2014 FE72 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2014 FE72 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.97890192
Orbit inclination i 20.68642724°
Perihelion distance q 35.92027831 AU
5,373,597,161 km
Aphelion distance Q 3,369.15475894 AU
504,018,379,007 km
Semi-major axis a 1,702.53751863 AU
254,695,988,084 km
Orbital period period 70,251.1178 years
25,659,220.7849 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Aug-27 16:08:34
2,439,000.1726 JD
Next perihelion transit 72218-Mar-20 10:58
28,098,220.9575 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 133.4089188378°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.94795075692°
Mean anomaly M 0.29463551982354°
Mean motion n 0.00001403°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2014 FE72 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2014 FE72 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2014 FE72 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 2014 FE72
View Asteroid 2014 FE72 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

Asteroid 2014 FE72 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2014 FE72 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2014 FE72 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 19 12h 31m 44s -17° 37’ 17” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 20 12h 31m 41s -17° 37’ 04” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 21 12h 31m 37s -17° 36’ 50” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 22 12h 31m 35s -17° 36’ 35” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 23 12h 31m 32s -17° 36’ 21” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 24 12h 31m 28s -17° 36’ 06” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 25 12h 31m 24s -17° 35’ 52” 24.43 Corvus
2023 Mar 26 12h 31m 22s -17° 35’ 36” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Mar 27 12h 31m 18s -17° 35’ 21” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Mar 28 12h 31m 15s -17° 35’ 06” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Mar 29 12h 31m 13s -17° 34’ 50” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Mar 30 12h 31m 09s -17° 34’ 33” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Mar 31 12h 31m 06s -17° 34’ 18” 24.42 Corvus
2023 Apr 01 12h 31m 04s -17° 34’ 00” 24.42 Corvus