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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is currently in the constellation of Cancer. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 08h 19m 40s and the Declination is +19° 35’ 27” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.68 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 [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]:

08h 19m 40s
+19° 35’ 27”
Cancer
27.68
  • 2015 XX168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 48° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 XX168 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 XX168 rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 in Cancer on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 in Cancer on August, 15 2020
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 from Earth is currently 264,864,832 kilometers, equivalent to 1.770512 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 43.4940 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 and arrive to us.

264,864,832
1.770512
14 minutes and 43.4940 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 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 XX168 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 19 2052 at a distance of 0.00659531 Astronomical Units, or 986,644 kilometers:

Thu Dec 19 2052
986,644
0.006595

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.68.

27.68

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168, 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 XX168 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 70.4°
Max altitude: 58.1°
Azimuth: 289.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42586620
Orbit inclination i 0.97813399°
Perihelion distance q 0.48173818 AU
72,067,006 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19640088 AU
178,979,024 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83906953 AU
125,523,015 km
Orbital period period 0.7700 years
280.7342 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-12 01:06:07
2,459,134.5459 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 299.78601301617°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.23753522718°
Mean anomaly M 188.1059856578°
Mean motion n 1.28235170°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Aug 08 07h 47m 24s +21° 13’ 57” 27.85 Gemini
2020 Aug 09 07h 51m 42s +21° 02’ 12” 27.82 Gemini
2020 Aug 10 07h 56m 03s +20° 49’ 58” 27.80 Gemini
2020 Aug 11 08h 00m 24s +20° 37’ 13” 27.78 Cancer
2020 Aug 12 08h 04m 48s +20° 23’ 54” 27.76 Cancer
2020 Aug 13 08h 09m 11s +20° 10’ 06” 27.74 Cancer
2020 Aug 14 08h 13m 37s +19° 55’ 45” 27.71 Cancer
2020 Aug 15 08h 18m 06s +19° 40’ 51” 27.69 Cancer
2020 Aug 16 08h 22m 35s +19° 25’ 26” 27.66 Cancer
2020 Aug 17 08h 27m 06s +19° 09’ 25” 27.64 Cancer
2020 Aug 18 08h 31m 37s +18° 52’ 51” 27.61 Cancer
2020 Aug 19 08h 36m 11s +18° 35’ 44” 27.59 Cancer
2020 Aug 20 08h 40m 46s +18° 18’ 02” 27.56 Cancer
2020 Aug 21 08h 45m 24s +17° 59’ 45” 27.53 Cancer