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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 20h 08m 54s and the Declination is -19° 24’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 21.92 (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]:

20h 08m 54s
-19° 24’ 15”
  • 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 18° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 RN35 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 RN35 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 available on TheSkyLive:

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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 October, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in Capricornus on October, 01 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 30,221,400 kilometers, equivalent to 0.202018 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 minutes and 40.8077 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 and arrive to us.

1 minutes and 40.8077 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 0.004587 Astronomical Units, or 686,196 kilometers:

Thu Dec 15 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 is 21.92.


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: 109.4°
Max altitude: 19.1°
Azimuth: 250.6°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.34176966
Orbit inclination i 0.26323006°
Perihelion distance q 0.96041053 AU
143,675,371 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.95774889 AU
292,875,066 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45907971 AU
218,275,219 km
Orbital period period 1.7625 years
643.7496 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-23 10:52:54
2,459,906.9534 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 207.60195359544°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.16623360982°
Mean anomaly M 188.62399787308°
Mean motion n 0.55922367°/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
View Asteroid (NEO) 2015 RN35 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

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 Sep 24 20h 15m 11s -18° 55’ 59” 21.85 Capricornus
2022 Sep 25 20h 14m 08s -19° 00’ 15” 21.86 Capricornus
2022 Sep 26 20h 13m 09s -19° 04’ 18” 21.87 Capricornus
2022 Sep 27 20h 12m 15s -19° 08’ 09” 21.88 Capricornus
2022 Sep 28 20h 11m 26s -19° 11’ 47” 21.89 Capricornus
2022 Sep 29 20h 10m 38s -19° 15’ 11” 21.90 Capricornus
2022 Sep 30 20h 09m 56s -19° 18’ 24” 21.90 Capricornus
2022 Oct 01 20h 09m 20s -19° 21’ 24” 21.91 Capricornus
2022 Oct 02 20h 08m 45s -19° 24’ 11” 21.92 Capricornus
2022 Oct 03 20h 08m 16s -19° 26’ 48” 21.92 Capricornus
2022 Oct 04 20h 07m 50s -19° 29’ 13” 21.93 Capricornus
2022 Oct 05 20h 07m 28s -19° 31’ 27” 21.94 Capricornus
2022 Oct 06 20h 07m 10s -19° 33’ 30” 21.94 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 07 20h 06m 56s -19° 35’ 25” 21.95 Sagittarius