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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 is 16h 13m 44s and the Declination is -12° 01’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 is 29.47 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 [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]:

16h 13m 44s
-12° 01’ 37”
Scorpius
29.47
  • 2015 DG200 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 18° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 DG200 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 DG200 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 in Scorpius on January, 25 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 in Scorpius on January, 25 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) 2015 DG200?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 from Earth is currently 706,050,468 kilometers, equivalent to 4.719656 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39 minutes and 15.1309 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 and arrive to us.

706,050,468
4.719656
39 minutes and 15.1309 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 to Earth happens on Fri Jan 22 2027 at a distance of 0.009236 Astronomical Units, or 1,381,612 kilometers:

Fri Jan 22 2027
1,381,612
0.009236

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 is 29.47.

29.47

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200, 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) 2015 DG200 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.0°
Max altitude: 26.5°
Azimuth: 258.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.72607064
Orbit inclination i 10.61008717°
Perihelion distance q 0.69161567 AU
103,464,231 km
Aphelion distance Q 4.35797565 AU
651,943,879 km
Semi-major axis a 2.52479566 AU
377,704,055 km
Orbital period period 4.0100 years
1,465.3379 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Dec-02 22:58:42
2,458,455.4574 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-07 07:05
2,459,920.7953 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 289.32245623498°
Longitude of the ascending node node 119.45499627809°
Mean anomaly M 133.90449142657°
Mean motion n 0.24567713°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 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) 2015 DG200
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2015 DG200 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 18 16h 08m 53s -11° 58’ 09” 29.49 Scorpius
2021 Jan 19 16h 09m 34s -11° 58’ 48” 29.48 Scorpius
2021 Jan 20 16h 10m 17s -11° 59’ 22” 29.48 Scorpius
2021 Jan 21 16h 10m 58s -11° 59’ 54” 29.48 Scorpius
2021 Jan 22 16h 11m 38s -12° 00’ 24” 29.48 Scorpius
2021 Jan 23 16h 12m 17s -12° 00’ 50” 29.47 Scorpius
2021 Jan 24 16h 12m 56s -12° 01’ 13” 29.47 Scorpius
2021 Jan 25 16h 13m 36s -12° 01’ 32” 29.47 Scorpius
2021 Jan 26 16h 14m 13s -12° 01’ 47” 29.46 Scorpius
2021 Jan 27 16h 14m 52s -12° 02’ 00” 29.46 Scorpius
2021 Jan 28 16h 15m 29s -12° 02’ 09” 29.46 Scorpius
2021 Jan 29 16h 16m 05s -12° 02’ 17” 29.45 Scorpius
2021 Jan 30 16h 16m 41s -12° 02’ 20” 29.45 Scorpius
2021 Jan 31 16h 17m 17s -12° 02’ 18” 29.44 Scorpius