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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 Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 11h 04m 26s and the Declination is +06° 27’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.89 (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 04m 26s
+06° 27’ 40”
Leo
30.89

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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 Leo on October, 23 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ in Leo on October, 23 2020
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ from Earth is currently 205,717,523 kilometers, equivalent to 1.375137 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 26.1998 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ and arrive to us.

205,717,523
1.375137
11 minutes and 26.1998 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
1,902,144
0.012715

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 LJ is 30.89.

30.89

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: 83.6°
Max altitude: 44.8°
Azimuth: 276.2°

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
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
2020 Oct 16 10h 36m 11s +09° 15’ 05” 30.93 Leo
2020 Oct 17 10h 40m 14s +08° 51’ 47” 30.92 Leo
2020 Oct 18 10h 44m 16s +08° 28’ 18” 30.92 Leo
2020 Oct 19 10h 48m 16s +08° 04’ 39” 30.91 Leo
2020 Oct 20 10h 52m 18s +07° 40’ 47” 30.91 Leo
2020 Oct 21 10h 56m 20s +07° 16’ 45” 30.90 Leo
2020 Oct 22 11h 00m 20s +06° 52’ 35” 30.90 Leo
2020 Oct 23 11h 04m 22s +06° 28’ 14” 30.89 Leo
2020 Oct 24 11h 08m 24s +06° 03’ 42” 30.89 Leo
2020 Oct 25 11h 12m 24s +05° 39’ 05” 30.88 Leo
2020 Oct 26 11h 16m 26s +05° 14’ 17” 30.88 Leo
2020 Oct 27 11h 20m 26s +04° 49’ 23” 30.87 Leo
2020 Oct 28 11h 24m 27s +04° 24’ 21” 30.87 Leo
2020 Oct 29 11h 28m 27s +03° 59’ 14” 30.87 Leo