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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN 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 YN Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is 02h 35m 04s and the Declination is +15° 32’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is 27.85 (JPL).

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

02h 35m 04s
+15° 32’ 00”
  • 2014 YN is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 23° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 YN is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2014 YN rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN 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 YN in Aries on May, 16 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN in Aries on May, 16 2022
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 YN?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN from Earth is currently 285,544,481 kilometers, equivalent to 1.908747 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 52.4739 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 52.4739 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN to Earth happens on Mon Nov 11 2030 at a distance of 0.008581 Astronomical Units, or 1,283,650 kilometers:

Mon Nov 11 2030

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is 27.85.


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

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

Azimuth: 74.6°
Max altitude: 54.0°
Azimuth: 285.6°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13388110
Orbit inclination i 1.20854930°
Perihelion distance q 0.77264722 AU
115,586,380 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.01151249 AU
151,320,114 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89207985 AU
133,453,247 km
Orbital period period 0.8426 years
307.7542 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-04 01:34:01
2,459,614.5653 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-08 19:40
2,459,922.3195 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 15.962865312091°
Longitude of the ascending node node 239.25512127035°
Mean anomaly M 343.54691043512°
Mean motion n 1.16976460°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN Orbit

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

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN 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 YN in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 09 02h 05m 48s +13° 09’ 53” 27.80 Aries
2022 May 10 02h 09m 37s +13° 29’ 20” 27.81 Aries
2022 May 11 02h 13m 26s +13° 48’ 32” 27.82 Aries
2022 May 12 02h 17m 15s +14° 07’ 27” 27.82 Aries
2022 May 13 02h 21m 03s +14° 26’ 07” 27.83 Aries
2022 May 14 02h 24m 54s +14° 44’ 30” 27.83 Aries
2022 May 15 02h 28m 42s +15° 02’ 38” 27.84 Aries
2022 May 16 02h 32m 32s +15° 20’ 27” 27.84 Aries
2022 May 17 02h 36m 23s +15° 38’ 02” 27.85 Aries
2022 May 18 02h 40m 13s +15° 55’ 18” 27.86 Aries
2022 May 19 02h 44m 03s +16° 12’ 19” 27.86 Aries
2022 May 20 02h 47m 53s +16° 29’ 02” 27.87 Aries
2022 May 21 02h 51m 44s +16° 45’ 27” 27.87 Aries
2022 May 22 02h 55m 36s +17° 01’ 33” 27.88 Aries