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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 17h 36m 20s and the Declination is -22° 56’ 51” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.92 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ [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]:

17h 36m 20s
-22° 56’ 51”
  • 2014 LJ is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 LJ is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2014 LJ rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ in Ophiucus on January, 24 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ in Ophiucus on January, 24 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) 2014 LJ?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ from Earth is currently 225,130,111 kilometers, equivalent to 1.504902 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 30.9532 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 30.9532 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ to Earth happens on Sat Jan 14 2023 at a distance of 0.012715 Astronomical Units, or 1,902,144 kilometers:

Sat Jan 14 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.92.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ, 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) 2014 LJ between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Azimuth: 112.9°
Max altitude: 15.6°
Azimuth: 247.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13890806
Orbit inclination i 1.05277292°
Perihelion distance q 0.92870686 AU
138,932,569 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.22833775 AU
183,756,712 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07852230 AU
161,344,641 km
Orbital period period 1.1200 years
409.1119 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-07 09:17:31
2,459,190.8872 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jan-20 11:58
2,459,599.9991 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.844196048682°
Longitude of the ascending node node 78.167689685592°
Mean anomaly M 192.4678876614°
Mean motion n 0.87995483°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 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) 2014 LJ
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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 17 17h 04m 08s -22° 21’ 38” 30.89 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 18 17h 08m 29s -22° 27’ 50” 30.89 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 19 17h 12m 50s -22° 33’ 33” 30.90 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 20 17h 17m 09s -22° 38’ 48” 30.90 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 21 17h 21m 29s -22° 43’ 37” 30.91 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 22 17h 25m 50s -22° 48’ 00” 30.91 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 23 17h 30m 09s -22° 51’ 55” 30.92 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 24 17h 34m 27s -22° 55’ 23” 30.92 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 25 17h 38m 47s -22° 58’ 26” 30.93 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 26 17h 43m 05s -23° 01’ 00” 30.93 Ophiucus
2021 Jan 27 17h 47m 21s -23° 03’ 10” 30.94 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 28 17h 51m 38s -23° 04’ 51” 30.94 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 29 17h 55m 55s -23° 06’ 07” 30.95 Sagittarius
2021 Jan 30 18h 00m 11s -23° 06’ 59” 30.96 Sagittarius