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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ

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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension is 16h 11m 27s and the Declination is -20° 48’ 31”.

16h 11m 27s
-20° 48’ 31”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ in Scorpius on December, 14 2019
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ from Earth is currently 280,673,008 kilometers, equivalent to 1.876183 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 36.2244 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 36.2244 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ to Earth happens on Sat May 24 2014 at a distance of 0.00881499 Astronomical Units, or 1,318,703 kilometers:

Sat May 24 2014

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.75.


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: 110.7°
Max altitude: 17.8°
Azimuth: 249.2°
Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13887113
Orbit inclination i 1.05283716°
Perihelion distance q 0.92873877 AU
138,937,342 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.22828744 AU
183,749,186 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07851310 AU
161,343,264 km
Orbital period period 1.1200 years
409.1067 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-25 06:22:24
2,458,781.7656 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Dec-07 08:56
2,459,190.8722 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.847934621041°
Longitude of the ascending node node 78.167400273717°
Mean anomaly M 200.49245026693°
Mean motion n 0.87996609°/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
2019 Dec 07 15h 37m 54s -19° 04’ 36” 30.71 Libra
2019 Dec 08 15h 42m 07s -19° 19’ 08” 30.72 Libra
2019 Dec 09 15h 46m 22s -19° 33’ 15” 30.72 Libra
2019 Dec 10 15h 50m 35s -19° 46’ 59” 30.73 Libra
2019 Dec 11 15h 54m 51s -20° 00’ 20” 30.73 Libra
2019 Dec 12 15h 59m 05s -20° 13’ 14” 30.74 Libra
2019 Dec 13 16h 03m 20s -20° 25’ 45” 30.74 Scorpius
2019 Dec 14 16h 07m 36s -20° 37’ 51” 30.75 Scorpius
2019 Dec 15 16h 11m 51s -20° 49’ 33” 30.75 Scorpius
2019 Dec 16 16h 16m 06s -21° 00’ 50” 30.76 Scorpius
2019 Dec 17 16h 20m 22s -21° 11’ 40” 30.76 Scorpius
2019 Dec 18 16h 24m 38s -21° 22’ 06” 30.77 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 19 16h 28m 54s -21° 32’ 08” 30.77 Ophiucus
2019 Dec 20 16h 33m 10s -21° 41’ 43” 30.78 Ophiucus