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 Leo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 11h 00m 23s and the Declination is +05° 02’ 15” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 28.09 (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 West direction at an altitude of 9° 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 308,638,504 kilometers, equivalent to 2.063121 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 9.5072 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||0.57267412 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Dec-09 15:47:36
|Argument of perihelion||peri||78.172059521529°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||191.08083439886°|
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.
|2022 Sep 17||10h 35m 39s||+07° 23’ 58”||28.22||Leo|
|2022 Sep 18||10h 38m 48s||+07° 06’ 16”||28.21||Leo|
|2022 Sep 19||10h 41m 57s||+06° 48’ 20”||28.19||Leo|
|2022 Sep 20||10h 45m 10s||+06° 30’ 11”||28.17||Leo|
|2022 Sep 21||10h 48m 23s||+06° 11’ 48”||28.16||Sextans|
|2022 Sep 22||10h 51m 37s||+05° 53’ 12”||28.14||Leo|
|2022 Sep 23||10h 54m 51s||+05° 34’ 23”||28.12||Leo|
|2022 Sep 24||10h 58m 09s||+05° 15’ 20”||28.10||Leo|
|2022 Sep 25||11h 01m 27s||+04° 56’ 04”||28.08||Leo|
|2022 Sep 26||11h 04m 48s||+04° 36’ 34”||28.07||Leo|
|2022 Sep 27||11h 08m 08s||+04° 16’ 50”||28.05||Leo|
|2022 Sep 28||11h 11m 31s||+03° 56’ 53”||28.03||Leo|
|2022 Sep 29||11h 14m 56s||+03° 36’ 43”||28.01||Leo|
|2022 Sep 30||11h 18m 21s||+03° 16’ 19”||27.99||Leo|