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Asteroid 2014 FE72

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Asteroid 2014 FE72 Position

Asteroid 2014 FE72 is currently in the constellation of Corvus. The current Right Ascension is 12h 24m 08s and the Declination is -15° 38’ 18”.

12h 24m 08s
-15° 38’ 18”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2014 FE72 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2014 FE72 in Corvus on October, 15 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2014 FE72 is right now (view fullscreen)

2014 FE72
RA: 12h 24m 08s
Dec: -15° 38’ 18”
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

The distance of Asteroid 2014 FE72 from Earth is currently 9,656,698,858 kilometers, equivalent to 64.551045 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 hours, 56 minutes and 51.2802 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2014 FE72 and arrive to us.

8 hours, 56 minutes and 51.2802 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 57.92122496 Astronomical Units, or 8,664,891,940 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 24.23.


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: 105.6°
Max altitude: 22.9°
Azimuth: 254.4°
Asteroid 2014 FE72 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2014 FE72 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.97586533
Orbit inclination i 20.65504377°
Perihelion distance q 36.33331550 AU
5,435,386,645 km
Aphelion distance Q 2,974.54830502 AU
444,986,093,617 km
Semi-major axis a 1,505.44081026 AU
225,210,740,131 km
Orbital period period 58,412.2200 years
21,335,064.2111 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 1965-Aug-29 15:26:29
2,439,002.1434 JD
Next perihelion transit 60379-Jan-30 20:30
23,774,066.3545 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 134.16193045006°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.88321419774°
Mean anomaly M 0.33069543677477°
Mean motion n 0.00001687°/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
2019 Oct 08 12h 23m 39s -15° 34’ 45” 24.22 Corvus
2019 Oct 09 12h 23m 44s -15° 35’ 13” 24.22 Corvus
2019 Oct 10 12h 23m 48s -15° 35’ 42” 24.22 Corvus
2019 Oct 11 12h 23m 51s -15° 36’ 10” 24.22 Corvus
2019 Oct 12 12h 23m 54s -15° 36’ 38” 24.22 Corvus
2019 Oct 13 12h 23m 58s -15° 37’ 05” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 14 12h 24m 02s -15° 37’ 35” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 15 12h 24m 06s -15° 38’ 03” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 16 12h 24m 10s -15° 38’ 31” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 17 12h 24m 14s -15° 39’ 00” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 18 12h 24m 17s -15° 39’ 29” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 19 12h 24m 21s -15° 39’ 57” 24.23 Corvus
2019 Oct 20 12h 24m 24s -15° 40’ 27” 24.24 Corvus
2019 Oct 21 12h 24m 29s -15° 40’ 55” 24.24 Corvus