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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 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 XX168 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 01h 18m 15s and the Declination is +08° 16’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.30 (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]:

01h 18m 15s
+08° 16’ 54”
Pisces
27.30
  • 2015 XX168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 14° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2015 XX168 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2015 XX168 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 May, 16 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 in Pisces on May, 16 2022
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 114,570,845 kilometers, equivalent to 0.765859 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 22.1672 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 and arrive to us.

114,570,845
0.765859
6 minutes and 22.1672 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

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
1,804,028
0.012059

Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.30.

27.30

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: 81.8°
Max altitude: 46.8°
Azimuth: 278.3°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.42580528
Orbit inclination i 0.97796274°
Perihelion distance q 0.48180267 AU
72,076,653 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.19638296 AU
178,976,343 km
Semi-major axis a 0.83909281 AU
125,526,498 km
Orbital period period 0.7700 years
280.7459 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Oct-12 01:38:11
2,459,134.5682 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Jul-19 19:32
2,459,415.3141 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 299.78268657773°
Longitude of the ascending node node 282.23782811424°
Mean anomaly M 84.544256503984°
Mean motion n 1.28229832°/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
2022 May 09 01h 17m 38s +07° 55’ 26” 27.94 Pisces
2022 May 10 01h 16m 51s +07° 53’ 26” 27.79 Pisces
2022 May 11 01h 16m 23s +07° 53’ 08” 27.67 Pisces
2022 May 12 01h 16m 10s +07° 54’ 21” 27.57 Pisces
2022 May 13 01h 16m 14s +07° 57’ 02” 27.49 Pisces
2022 May 14 01h 16m 31s +08° 01’ 04” 27.42 Pisces
2022 May 15 01h 17m 00s +08° 06’ 16” 27.36 Pisces
2022 May 16 01h 17m 43s +08° 12’ 37” 27.32 Pisces
2022 May 17 01h 18m 36s +08° 19’ 56” 27.29 Pisces
2022 May 18 01h 19m 38s +08° 28’ 10” 27.26 Pisces
2022 May 19 01h 20m 50s +08° 37’ 14” 27.24 Pisces
2022 May 20 01h 22m 10s +08° 47’ 02” 27.23 Pisces
2022 May 21 01h 23m 39s +08° 57’ 29” 27.22 Pisces
2022 May 22 01h 25m 13s +09° 08’ 30” 27.21 Pisces