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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 Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 23h 17m 48s and the Declination is -04° 32’ 28” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 25.53 (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]:

23h 17m 48s
-04° 32’ 28”
Aquarius
25.53
  • 2015 RN35 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 30° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 RN35 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 RN35 rise and set times.
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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 Aquarius on January, 26 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in Aquarius on January, 26 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 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 219,348,761 kilometers, equivalent to 1.466256 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 11.6687 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 and arrive to us.

219,348,761
1.466256
12 minutes and 11.6687 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 686,039 kilometers:

Thu Dec 15 2022
686,039
0.004586

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 25.53.

25.53

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: 94.6°
Max altitude: 34.0°
Azimuth: 265.6°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34178607
Orbit inclination i 0.26308159°
Perihelion distance q 0.96050251 AU
143,689,130 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.95800915 AU
292,914,000 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45925583 AU
218,301,565 km
Orbital period period 1.7600 years
643.8661 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Feb-17 15:31:41
2,459,263.1470 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.55757574701°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.21409534176°
Mean anomaly M 213.14816500087°
Mean motion n 0.55912244°/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
2021 Jan 19 22h 49m 39s -07° 26’ 11” 25.59 Aquarius
2021 Jan 20 22h 53m 20s -07° 03’ 51” 25.58 Aquarius
2021 Jan 21 22h 57m 02s -06° 41’ 17” 25.57 Aquarius
2021 Jan 22 23h 00m 44s -06° 18’ 32” 25.57 Aquarius
2021 Jan 23 23h 04m 28s -05° 55’ 32” 25.56 Aquarius
2021 Jan 24 23h 08m 12s -05° 32’ 22” 25.55 Aquarius
2021 Jan 25 23h 11m 57s -05° 09’ 02” 25.55 Aquarius
2021 Jan 26 23h 15m 42s -04° 45’ 29” 25.54 Aquarius
2021 Jan 27 23h 19m 28s -04° 21’ 46” 25.53 Aquarius
2021 Jan 28 23h 23m 16s -03° 57’ 51” 25.53 Aquarius
2021 Jan 29 23h 27m 03s -03° 33’ 47” 25.52 Aquarius
2021 Jan 30 23h 30m 52s -03° 09’ 34” 25.52 Pisces
2021 Jan 31 23h 34m 41s -02° 45’ 12” 25.51 Pisces
2021 Feb 01 23h 38m 31s -02° 20’ 42” 25.51 Pisces