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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 is 03h 06m 33s and the Declination is +16° 02’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 is 21.27 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 [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]:

03h 06m 33s
+16° 02’ 54”
Aries
21.27
  • 2015 WN1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 WN1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 WN1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 in Aries on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 in Aries on November, 24 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 from Earth is currently 9,108,404 kilometers, equivalent to 0.060886 Astronomical Units. Light takes 30.3824 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 and arrive to us.

9,108,404
0.060886
30.3824 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1 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 WN1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 to Earth happens on Fri Nov 13 2020 at a distance of 0.020399 Astronomical Units, or 3,051,678 kilometers:

Fri Nov 13 2020
3,051,678
0.020399

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 is 21.27.

21.27

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1, 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 WN1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 73.7°
Max altitude: 54.9°
Azimuth: 286.1°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.37012909
Orbit inclination i 0.50324566°
Perihelion distance q 0.88557537 AU
132,480,190 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.92635118 AU
288,178,035 km
Semi-major axis a 1.40596327 AU
210,329,112 km
Orbital period period 1.6700 years
608.9188 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-02 19:33:34
2,459,125.3150 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-03 17:36
2,459,734.2338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 124.90981865336°
Longitude of the ascending node node 231.92805469324°
Mean anomaly M 286.20790897759°
Mean motion n 0.59121182°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 WN1 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 WN1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Nov 17 01h 08m 35s +06° 39’ 20” 20.11 Pisces
2020 Nov 18 01h 38m 50s +09° 23’ 33” 20.22 Pisces
2020 Nov 19 02h 02m 21s +11° 23’ 07” 20.37 Aries
2020 Nov 20 02h 20m 49s +12° 51’ 06” 20.53 Aries
2020 Nov 21 02h 35m 31s +13° 57’ 09” 20.71 Aries
2020 Nov 22 02h 47m 26s +14° 47’ 50” 20.89 Aries
2020 Nov 23 02h 57m 12s +15° 27’ 38” 21.06 Aries
2020 Nov 24 03h 05m 22s +15° 59’ 30” 21.24 Aries
2020 Nov 25 03h 12m 16s +16° 25’ 28” 21.41 Aries
2020 Nov 26 03h 18m 11s +16° 47’ 02” 21.58 Aries
2020 Nov 27 03h 23m 17s +17° 05’ 11” 21.74 Aries
2020 Nov 28 03h 27m 46s +17° 20’ 40” 21.90 Taurus
2020 Nov 29 03h 31m 41s +17° 34’ 02” 22.06 Taurus
2020 Nov 30 03h 35m 12s +17° 45’ 43” 22.21 Taurus