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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension is 07h 48m 36s and the Declination is +13° 56’ 44”.

07h 48m 36s
+13° 56’ 44”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Gemini on December, 13 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 from Earth is currently 119,605,508 kilometers, equivalent to 0.799513 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 38.9610 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 38.9610 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 9 2026 at a distance of 0.00761115 Astronomical Units, or 1,138,612 kilometers:

Fri Oct 9 2026

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 27.06.


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: 76.1°
Max altitude: 52.5°
Azimuth: 283.9°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49933827
Orbit inclination i 3.31106055°
Perihelion distance q 0.57236914 AU
85,625,205 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.71408139 AU
256,422,927 km
Semi-major axis a 1.14322527 AU
171,024,066 km
Orbital period period 1.2200 years
446.4740 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Apr-09 20:54:25
2,458,583.3711 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jun-29 08:16
2,459,029.8451 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.006578808646°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.23478329655°
Mean anomaly M 13.811314931772°
Mean motion n 0.80631799°/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
2019 Dec 06 07h 58m 36s +14° 02’ 25” 27.39 Cancer
2019 Dec 07 07h 57m 36s +14° 01’ 05” 27.35 Cancer
2019 Dec 08 07h 56m 30s +13° 59’ 57” 27.31 Cancer
2019 Dec 09 07h 55m 22s +13° 58’ 58” 27.27 Gemini
2019 Dec 10 07h 54m 08s +13° 58’ 09” 27.23 Gemini
2019 Dec 11 07h 52m 51s +13° 57’ 33” 27.19 Gemini
2019 Dec 12 07h 51m 30s +13° 57’ 06” 27.14 Gemini
2019 Dec 13 07h 50m 05s +13° 56’ 49” 27.10 Gemini
2019 Dec 14 07h 48m 35s +13° 56’ 44” 27.06 Gemini
2019 Dec 15 07h 47m 02s +13° 56’ 49” 27.01 Gemini
2019 Dec 16 07h 45m 24s +13° 57’ 06” 26.97 Gemini
2019 Dec 17 07h 43m 41s +13° 57’ 32” 26.92 Gemini
2019 Dec 18 07h 41m 54s +13° 58’ 09” 26.88 Gemini
2019 Dec 19 07h 40m 05s +13° 58’ 56” 26.83 Gemini