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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 6:36  ☀️ Transit: 13:02  🌅 Sunset: 19:29

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 23h 56m 12s and the Declination is +00° 03’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.49 (JPL).

23h 56m 12s
+00° 03’ 10”

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

Azimuth: 90.1°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 270.1°
  • 2015 XX168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the South-West direction at an altitude of 31° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 XX168 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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 Pisces on April, 01 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 in Pisces on April, 01 2023
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 XX168?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 from Earth is currently 277,035,490 kilometers, equivalent to 1.851868 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 24.0909 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 and arrive to us.

15 minutes and 24.0909 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 18 2025 at a distance of 0.012059 Astronomical Units, or 1,804,028 kilometers:

Thu Dec 18 2025

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.49.


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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42579625
Orbit inclination i 0.97529589°
Perihelion distance q 0.48193788 AU
72,096,881 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19669235 AU
179,022,628 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83931512 AU
125,559,755 km
Orbital period period 0.7689 years
280.8575 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Apr-26 15:39:53
2,459,696.1527 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Feb-01 12:14
2,459,977.0102 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 299.87566068994°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.12846569171°
Mean anomaly M 237.39342412665°
Mean motion n 1.28178890°/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
2023 Mar 25 23h 29m 12s -02° 54’ 45” 27.30 Pisces
2023 Mar 26 23h 32m 53s -02° 30’ 41” 27.32 Pisces
2023 Mar 27 23h 36m 30s -02° 06’ 47” 27.35 Pisces
2023 Mar 28 23h 40m 06s -01° 43’ 01” 27.37 Pisces
2023 Mar 29 23h 43m 41s -01° 19’ 27” 27.40 Pisces
2023 Mar 30 23h 47m 15s -00° 56’ 03” 27.42 Pisces
2023 Mar 31 23h 50m 45s -00° 32’ 48” 27.45 Pisces
2023 Apr 01 23h 54m 15s -00° 09’ 45” 27.47 Pisces
2023 Apr 02 23h 57m 42s +00° 13’ 08” 27.50 Pisces
2023 Apr 03 00h 01m 09s +00° 35’ 50” 27.52 Pisces
2023 Apr 04 00h 04m 35s +00° 58’ 23” 27.55 Pisces
2023 Apr 05 00h 07m 59s +01° 20’ 47” 27.57 Pisces
2023 Apr 06 00h 11m 21s +01° 42’ 59” 27.59 Pisces
2023 Apr 07 00h 14m 41s +02° 05’ 00” 27.62 Pisces