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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 7:01  
clear_day Transit: 12:12  
SunsetSet: 17:24
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238

Altitude: 20.2°   Azimuth: 190.2°   Direction: South

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is currently in the constellation of Capricornus, at a distance of 181,313,921 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2015 TS238 in Capricornus on February,22 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Capricornus on February, 22 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 20h 26m 06s and the Declination is -17° 47’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 26.62 (JPL).

20h 26m 06s
-17° 47’ 27”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.9°
Max altitude: 20.7°
Azimuth: 252.3°
  • 2015 TS238 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South direction at an altitude of 20° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 TS238 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2015 TS238
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 in Capricornus on February, 22 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 from Earth is currently 181,313,921 kilometers, equivalent to 1.212009 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 4.7981 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 and arrive to us.

10 minutes and 4.7981 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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 and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.49917795
Orbit inclination i 3.32276720°
Perihelion distance q 0.57267844 AU
85,671,476 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.71427533 AU
256,451,939 km
Semi-major axis a 1.14347689 AU
171,061,708 km
Orbital period period 1.2228 years
446.6214 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Dec-09 15:40:21
2,459,923.1530 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-29 06:35
2,460,369.7744 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 78.188418519195°
Longitude of the ascending node node 191.04854891859°
Mean anomaly M 62.345672535334°
Mean motion n 0.80605187°/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
2024 Feb 15 19h 36m 06s -20° 24’ 29” 26.78 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 16 19h 42m 59s -20° 05’ 57” 26.76 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 17 19h 49m 47s -19° 46’ 35” 26.74 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 18 19h 56m 34s -19° 26’ 24” 26.72 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 19 20h 03m 16s -19° 05’ 26” 26.69 Sagittarius
2024 Feb 20 20h 09m 56s -18° 43’ 41” 26.67 Capricornus
2024 Feb 21 20h 16m 33s -18° 21’ 15” 26.65 Capricornus
2024 Feb 22 20h 23m 08s -17° 58’ 08” 26.63 Capricornus
2024 Feb 23 20h 29m 39s -17° 34’ 21” 26.61 Capricornus
2024 Feb 24 20h 36m 06s -17° 09’ 57” 26.59 Capricornus
2024 Feb 25 20h 42m 32s -16° 44’ 58” 26.57 Capricornus
2024 Feb 26 20h 48m 52s -16° 19’ 27” 26.55 Capricornus
2024 Feb 27 20h 55m 12s -15° 53’ 25” 26.54 Capricornus
2024 Feb 28 21h 01m 27s -15° 26’ 53” 26.52 Capricornus