Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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 TS238 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 22h 17m 50s and the Declination is -12° 12’ 43” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 27.28 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 [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]:
- 2015 TS238 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 26° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2015 TS238 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2015 TS238 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 from Earth is currently 118,937,781 kilometers, equivalent to 0.795050 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 36.7337 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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.
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 TS238 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 to Earth happens on Thu Oct 8 2026 at a distance of 0.012125 Astronomical Units, or 1,813,910 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238, 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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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 TS238 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.57262873 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Sep-19 00:35:32
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Dec-09 17:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||78.128979427147°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||191.1383789393°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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!
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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 TS238 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Nov 27||21h 36m 55s||-15° 22’ 40”||27.10||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 28||21h 42m 37s||-14° 58’ 04”||27.12||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 29||21h 48m 12s||-14° 33’ 21”||27.15||Capricornus|
|2021 Nov 30||21h 53m 40s||-14° 08’ 36”||27.17||Capricornus|
|2021 Dec 01||21h 59m 02s||-13° 43’ 50”||27.19||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 02||22h 04m 15s||-13° 19’ 05”||27.21||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 03||22h 09m 24s||-12° 54’ 20”||27.24||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 04||22h 14m 25s||-12° 29’ 41”||27.26||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 05||22h 19m 18s||-12° 05’ 08”||27.29||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 06||22h 24m 07s||-11° 40’ 41”||27.31||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 07||22h 28m 50s||-11° 16’ 21”||27.34||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 08||22h 33m 27s||-10° 52’ 09”||27.36||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 09||22h 37m 58s||-10° 28’ 09”||27.39||Aquarius|
|2021 Dec 10||22h 42m 23s||-10° 04’ 19”||27.42||Aquarius|