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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 17h 41m 04s and the Declination is -23° 12’ 36”.

17h 41m 04s
-23° 12’ 36”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in Ophiucus on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 from Earth is currently 218,918,268 kilometers, equivalent to 1.463378 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 10.2327 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 10.2327 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 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 RN35 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 15 2022 at a distance of 0.00472829 Astronomical Units, or 707,342 kilometers:

Thu Dec 15 2022

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 26.68.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35, 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 RN35 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 113.2°
Max altitude: 15.3°
Azimuth: 246.8°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34195081
Orbit inclination i 0.26033858°
Perihelion distance q 0.96024106 AU
143,650,018 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.95820658 AU
292,943,536 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45922382 AU
218,296,777 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
643.8449 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-May-15 20:49:40
2,458,619.3678 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Feb-17 17:06
2,459,263.2128 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.30746085658°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.4862777252°
Mean anomaly M 349.45022689806°
Mean motion n 0.55914083°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 17h 33m 42s -23° 09’ 53” 26.83 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 23 17h 34m 44s -23° 10’ 23” 26.81 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 24 17h 35m 44s -23° 10’ 49” 26.79 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 25 17h 36m 42s -23° 11’ 12” 26.77 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 26 17h 37m 39s -23° 11’ 34” 26.75 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 27 17h 38m 34s -23° 11’ 53” 26.74 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 28 17h 39m 26s -23° 12’ 09” 26.72 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 29 17h 40m 18s -23° 12’ 24” 26.70 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 30 17h 41m 08s -23° 12’ 37” 26.68 Ophiucus
2020 Mar 31 17h 41m 57s -23° 12’ 47” 26.66 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 01 17h 42m 42s -23° 12’ 56” 26.63 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 02 17h 43m 27s -23° 13’ 04” 26.61 Ophiucus
2020 Apr 03 17h 44m 09s -23° 13’ 09” 26.59 Sagittarius
2020 Apr 04 17h 44m 50s -23° 13’ 14” 26.57 Sagittarius