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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 21h 09m 19s and the Declination is -15° 59’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 25.99 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 [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]:

21h 09m 19s
-15° 59’ 12”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 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 RN35 in Capricornus on May, 21 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in Capricornus on May, 21 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) 2015 RN35?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 from Earth is currently 170,393,433 kilometers, equivalent to 1.139010 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 28.3713 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 and arrive to us.

9 minutes and 28.3713 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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 15 2022 at a distance of 0.004586 Astronomical Units, or 686,053 kilometers:

Thu Dec 15 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 25.99.


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: 106.1°
Max altitude: 22.5°
Azimuth: 254.0°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34163154
Orbit inclination i 0.26307051°
Perihelion distance q 0.96068909 AU
143,717,042 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.95770432 AU
292,868,398 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45919670 AU
218,292,720 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
643.8270 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Feb-17 16:25:25
2,459,263.1843 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Nov-23 12:16
2,459,907.0113 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.5991612387°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.17918399729°
Mean anomaly M 324.94965632266°
Mean motion n 0.55915642°/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
2022 May 14 20h 57m 53s -16° 50’ 03” 26.21 Capricornus
2022 May 15 20h 59m 25s -16° 43’ 31” 26.18 Capricornus
2022 May 16 21h 00m 54s -16° 36’ 59” 26.15 Capricornus
2022 May 17 21h 02m 22s -16° 30’ 28” 26.13 Capricornus
2022 May 18 21h 03m 51s -16° 23’ 56” 26.10 Capricornus
2022 May 19 21h 05m 17s -16° 17’ 25” 26.07 Capricornus
2022 May 20 21h 06m 45s -16° 10’ 54” 26.04 Capricornus
2022 May 21 21h 08m 09s -16° 04’ 23” 26.01 Capricornus
2022 May 22 21h 09m 34s -15° 57’ 53” 25.98 Capricornus
2022 May 23 21h 10m 59s -15° 51’ 25” 25.95 Capricornus
2022 May 24 21h 12m 21s -15° 44’ 57” 25.92 Capricornus
2022 May 25 21h 13m 45s -15° 38’ 31” 25.89 Capricornus
2022 May 26 21h 15m 06s -15° 32’ 07” 25.86 Capricornus
2022 May 27 21h 16m 27s -15° 25’ 44” 25.83 Capricornus