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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 Orion. The current Right Ascension is 06h 10m 28s and the Declination is +15° 40’ 49”.

06h 10m 28s
+15° 40’ 49”

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

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Orion on January, 23 2020
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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 101,763,938 kilometers, equivalent to 0.680250 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 39.4480 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 39.4480 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 26.54.


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: 74.3°
Max altitude: 54.2°
Azimuth: 285.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is below 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, 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 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
2020 Jan 16 06h 29m 25s +15° 13’ 29” 26.30 Gemini
2020 Jan 17 06h 26m 44s +15° 17’ 07” 26.33 Gemini
2020 Jan 18 06h 24m 06s +15° 20’ 45” 26.36 Orion
2020 Jan 19 06h 21m 29s +15° 24’ 25” 26.40 Orion
2020 Jan 20 06h 18m 56s +15° 28’ 05” 26.43 Orion
2020 Jan 21 06h 16m 26s +15° 31’ 45” 26.46 Orion
2020 Jan 22 06h 13m 58s +15° 35’ 27” 26.49 Orion
2020 Jan 23 06h 11m 32s +15° 39’ 08” 26.52 Orion
2020 Jan 24 06h 09m 11s +15° 42’ 51” 26.56 Orion
2020 Jan 25 06h 06m 52s +15° 46’ 33” 26.59 Orion
2020 Jan 26 06h 04m 38s +15° 50’ 17” 26.62 Orion
2020 Jan 27 06h 02m 27s +15° 54’ 00” 26.65 Orion
2020 Jan 28 06h 00m 20s +15° 57’ 43” 26.68 Orion
2020 Jan 29 05h 58m 18s +16° 01’ 28” 26.71 Orion