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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 27m 12s and the Declination is -16° 13’ 05” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 is 24.30 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid 2014 FE72 [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]:

12h 27m 12s
-16° 13’ 05”
  • 2014 FE72 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 22° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 FE72 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2014 FE72 rise and set times.
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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 October, 27 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2014 FE72 in Corvus 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]

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 27m 12s
Dec: -16° 13’ 05”
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 9,759,110,798 kilometers, equivalent to 65.235626 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 hours, 2 minutes and 32.8896 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2014 FE72 and arrive to us.

9 hours, 2 minutes and 32.8896 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.

Distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 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. 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 January 2013 and December 2100, the closest approach of Asteroid 2014 FE72 to Earth happens on Thu Mar 21 2013 at a distance of 57.921225 Astronomical Units, or 8,664,891,941 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 24.30.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Azimuth: 106.2°
Max altitude: 22.3°
Azimuth: 253.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2014 FE72 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 2014 FE72 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2014 FE72 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.97333074
Orbit inclination i 20.68286780°
Perihelion distance q 36.25148999 AU
5,423,145,723 km
Aphelion distance Q 2,682.34626645 AU
401,273,290,746 km
Semi-major axis a 1,359.29887822 AU
203,348,218,234 km
Orbital period period 50,116.4900 years
18,305,047.6868 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Jul-24 23:04:19
2,438,966.4613 JD
Next perihelion transit 52083-Jan-29 15:33
20,744,014.1481 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 133.8904670192°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.94173509913°
Mean anomaly M 0.39400355799774°
Mean motion n 0.00001967°/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
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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
2020 Oct 20 12h 26m 45s -16° 09’ 29” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 21 12h 26m 49s -16° 09’ 59” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 22 12h 26m 53s -16° 10’ 27” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 23 12h 26m 57s -16° 10’ 57” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 24 12h 27m 01s -16° 11’ 26” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 25 12h 27m 03s -16° 11’ 54” 24.29 Corvus
2020 Oct 26 12h 27m 07s -16° 12’ 24” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Oct 27 12h 27m 11s -16° 12’ 52” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Oct 28 12h 27m 15s -16° 13’ 22” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Oct 29 12h 27m 18s -16° 13’ 50” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Oct 30 12h 27m 20s -16° 14’ 20” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Oct 31 12h 27m 24s -16° 14’ 48” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Nov 01 12h 27m 28s -16° 15’ 19” 24.30 Corvus
2020 Nov 02 12h 27m 30s -16° 15’ 47” 24.31 Corvus