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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 26m 41s and the Declination is -16° 51’ 46” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 2014 FE72 is 24.35 (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 26m 41s
-16° 51’ 46”

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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 May, 16 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid 2014 FE72 in Corvus on May, 16 2022
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 26m 41s
Dec: -16° 51’ 46”
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 9,682,613,390 kilometers, equivalent to 64.724273 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 hours, 58 minutes and 17.7217 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2014 FE72 and arrive to us.

8 hours, 58 minutes and 17.7217 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 57.919573 Astronomical Units, or 8,664,644,750 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 24.35.


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: 106.9°
Max altitude: 21.7°
Azimuth: 253.1°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.97299417
Orbit inclination i 20.69978337°
Perihelion distance q 36.06886947 AU
5,395,826,082 km
Aphelion distance Q 2,635.12237741 AU
394,208,697,484 km
Semi-major axis a 1,335.59562344 AU
199,802,261,783 km
Orbital period period 48,811.3347 years
17,828,339.9977 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Jul-07 03:41:45
2,438,948.6540 JD
Next perihelion transit 50777-Nov-07 03:38
20,267,288.6517 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 133.51251527815°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.97815230864°
Mean anomaly M 0.41701384219529°
Mean motion n 0.00002019°/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
2022 May 09 12h 26m 57s -16° 54’ 15” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 10 12h 26m 56s -16° 53’ 56” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 11 12h 26m 53s -16° 53’ 35” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 12 12h 26m 52s -16° 53’ 16” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 13 12h 26m 49s -16° 52’ 57” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 14 12h 26m 47s -16° 52’ 36” 24.34 Corvus
2022 May 15 12h 26m 44s -16° 52’ 18” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 16 12h 26m 43s -16° 51’ 59” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 17 12h 26m 40s -16° 51’ 39” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 18 12h 26m 39s -16° 51’ 20” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 19 12h 26m 38s -16° 51’ 02” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 20 12h 26m 35s -16° 50’ 43” 24.35 Corvus
2022 May 21 12h 26m 34s -16° 50’ 25” 24.36 Corvus
2022 May 22 12h 26m 31s -16° 50’ 06” 24.36 Corvus