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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 11h 53m 47s and the Declination is +01° 28’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.24 (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]:

11h 53m 47s
+01° 28’ 59”
Virgo
30.24
  • 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 36° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 LJ is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2014 LJ rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Virgo on November, 28 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ in Virgo on November, 28 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 111,114,452 kilometers, equivalent to 0.742754 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 10.6379 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ and arrive to us.

111,114,452
0.742754
6 minutes and 10.6379 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 0.012163 Astronomical Units, or 1,819,585 kilometers:

Sat Jan 14 2023
1,819,585
0.012163

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.24.

30.24

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: 88.4°
Max altitude: 40.0°
Azimuth: 271.4°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13891749
Orbit inclination i 1.05271926°
Perihelion distance q 0.92874357 AU
138,938,061 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.22840992 AU
183,767,509 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07857675 AU
161,352,785 km
Orbital period period 1.1200 years
409.1429 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-07 08:03:51
2,459,190.8360 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jan-20 11:29
2,459,599.9789 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.828041990994°
Longitude of the ascending node node 78.173391826273°
Mean anomaly M 8.503230504776°
Mean motion n 0.87988820°/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 Nov 21 11h 22m 18s +04° 42’ 02” 30.25 Leo
2021 Nov 22 11h 26m 34s +04° 16’ 15” 30.25 Leo
2021 Nov 23 11h 30m 48s +03° 50’ 21” 30.25 Leo
2021 Nov 24 11h 35m 04s +03° 24’ 17” 30.25 Leo
2021 Nov 25 11h 39m 20s +02° 58’ 09” 30.24 Virgo
2021 Nov 26 11h 43m 37s +02° 31’ 54” 30.24 Virgo
2021 Nov 27 11h 47m 53s +02° 05’ 34” 30.24 Virgo
2021 Nov 28 11h 52m 10s +01° 39’ 09” 30.24 Virgo
2021 Nov 29 11h 56m 26s +01° 12’ 39” 30.23 Virgo
2021 Nov 30 12h 00m 43s +00° 46’ 09” 30.23 Virgo
2021 Dec 01 12h 05m 00s +00° 19’ 35” 30.23 Virgo
2021 Dec 02 12h 09m 19s -00° 07’ 00” 30.23 Virgo
2021 Dec 03 12h 13m 36s -00° 33’ 37” 30.23 Virgo
2021 Dec 04 12h 17m 53s -01° 00’ 14” 30.23 Virgo