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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension is 15h 02m 05s and the Declination is -17° 40’ 17”.

15h 02m 05s
-17° 40’ 17”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 in Libra on December, 14 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 from Earth is currently 149,152,896 kilometers, equivalent to 0.997026 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 17.5205 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 17.5205 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 0.00659537 Astronomical Units, or 986,653 kilometers:

Thu Dec 19 2052

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 26.94.


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: 107.3°
Max altitude: 21.1°
Azimuth: 252.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42590871
Orbit inclination i 0.97817872°
Perihelion distance q 0.48169969 AU
72,061,249 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19642957 AU
178,983,316 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83906463 AU
125,522,282 km
Orbital period period 0.7700 years
280.7318 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Mar-30 13:44:53
2,458,573.0728 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Jan-05 07:18
2,458,853.8046 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 299.77532860263°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.24641206731°
Mean anomaly M 35.171573585785°
Mean motion n 1.28236292°/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
2019 Dec 07 14h 08m 30s -13° 25’ 22” 27.13 Virgo
2019 Dec 08 14h 15m 05s -13° 59’ 54” 27.11 Virgo
2019 Dec 09 14h 21m 42s -14° 33’ 47” 27.09 Virgo
2019 Dec 10 14h 28m 22s -15° 06’ 57” 27.06 Libra
2019 Dec 11 14h 35m 03s -15° 39’ 24” 27.04 Libra
2019 Dec 12 14h 41m 48s -16° 11’ 03” 27.02 Libra
2019 Dec 13 14h 48m 34s -16° 41’ 53” 26.99 Libra
2019 Dec 14 14h 55m 23s -17° 11’ 53” 26.96 Libra
2019 Dec 15 15h 02m 16s -17° 40’ 59” 26.94 Libra
2019 Dec 16 15h 09m 10s -18° 09’ 11” 26.91 Libra
2019 Dec 17 15h 16m 05s -18° 36’ 28” 26.87 Libra
2019 Dec 18 15h 23m 04s -19° 02’ 44” 26.84 Libra
2019 Dec 19 15h 30m 06s -19° 28’ 01” 26.81 Libra
2019 Dec 20 15h 37m 09s -19° 52’ 17” 26.77 Libra