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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 05h 40m 01s and the Declination is +17° 49’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 TS238 is 26.40 (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 South-West direction at an altitude of 47° 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 88,463,368 kilometers, equivalent to 0.591341 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 55.0820 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 0.007588 Astronomical Units, or 1,135,134 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||0.57243850 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Jun-29 11:13:38
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Sep-19 01:18
|Argument of perihelion||peri||78.04782259578°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||191.2124661544°|
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.
|2020 Oct 22||05h 52m 15s||+18° 34’ 10”||26.59||Orion|
|2020 Oct 23||05h 50m 48s||+18° 28’ 18”||26.57||Orion|
|2020 Oct 24||05h 49m 18s||+18° 22’ 20”||26.54||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 25||05h 47m 40s||+18° 16’ 19”||26.52||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 26||05h 46m 00s||+18° 10’ 14”||26.49||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 27||05h 44m 14s||+18° 04’ 05”||26.47||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 28||05h 42m 24s||+17° 57’ 50”||26.44||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 29||05h 40m 28s||+17° 51’ 29”||26.41||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 30||05h 38m 30s||+17° 45’ 05”||26.38||Taurus|
|2020 Oct 31||05h 36m 24s||+17° 38’ 35”||26.36||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 01||05h 34m 15s||+17° 31’ 59”||26.33||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 02||05h 32m 03s||+17° 25’ 18”||26.30||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 03||05h 29m 44s||+17° 18’ 30”||26.27||Taurus|
|2020 Nov 04||05h 27m 24s||+17° 11’ 38”||26.25||Taurus|