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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:52  
clear_day Transit: 11:51  
SunsetSet: 15:49 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN

Altitude: 4.6°   Azimuth: 131.5°   Direction: South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is currently in the constellation of Sagittarius.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is 19h 48m 03s and the Declination is -20° 22’ 23” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN is 27.81 (JPL).

19h 48m 03s
-20° 22’ 23”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.4°
Max altitude: 18.2°
Azimuth: 249.7°
  • 2014 YN is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-East direction at an altitude of 5° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2014 YN is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2014 YN in Sagittarius on December,10 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN in Sagittarius on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2014 YN
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN in Sagittarius on December, 10 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 210,155,720 kilometers, equivalent to 1.404804 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 41.0040 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN and arrive to us.

11 minutes and 41.0040 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2014 YN at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.13401771
Orbit inclination i 1.20864228°
Perihelion distance q 0.77259094 AU
115,577,959 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.01172024 AU
151,351,193 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89215559 AU
133,464,576 km
Orbital period period 0.8427 years
307.7934 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Oct-12 14:46:49
2,460,230.1158 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Aug-15 09:49
2,460,537.9093 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 15.979398387756°
Longitude of the ascending node node 239.22183924062°
Mean anomaly M 325.36084034551°
Mean motion n 1.16961566°/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
2023 Dec 03 19h 10m 18s -21° 43’ 27” 27.76 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 04 19h 15m 25s -21° 34’ 19” 27.77 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 05 19h 20m 33s -21° 24’ 39” 27.77 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 06 19h 25m 37s -21° 14’ 26” 27.78 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 07 19h 30m 42s -21° 03’ 38” 27.79 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 08 19h 35m 44s -20° 52’ 19” 27.79 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 09 19h 40m 46s -20° 40’ 28” 27.80 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 10 19h 45m 47s -20° 28’ 08” 27.81 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 11 19h 50m 44s -20° 15’ 15” 27.81 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 12 19h 55m 42s -20° 01’ 54” 27.82 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 13 20h 00m 38s -19° 48’ 05” 27.83 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 14 20h 05m 31s -19° 33’ 47” 27.83 Sagittarius
2023 Dec 15 20h 10m 24s -19° 19’ 00” 27.84 Capricornus
2023 Dec 16 20h 15m 15s -19° 03’ 48” 27.85 Capricornus