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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]:

22h 17m 50s
-12° 12’ 43”
  • 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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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Aquarius on December, 04 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Aquarius on December, 04 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 TS238?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

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.

6 minutes and 36.7337 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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 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:

Thu Oct 8 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 27.28.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 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 TS238 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 102.3°
Max altitude: 26.3°
Azimuth: 257.9°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 at epoch 30 June 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459396.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49927518
Orbit inclination i 3.31585795°
Perihelion distance q 0.57262873 AU
85,664,038 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.71457057 AU
256,496,107 km
Semi-major axis a 1.14359965 AU
171,080,073 km
Orbital period period 1.2200 years
446.6933 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Sep-19 00:35:32
2,459,476.5247 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Dec-09 17:13
2,459,923.2180 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.128979427147°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.1383789393°
Mean anomaly M 295.50634539463°
Mean motion n 0.80592208°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
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