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 Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 14h 31m 59s and the Declination is -15° 08’ 41” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 26.08 (JPL).
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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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 from Earth is currently 210,119,497 kilometers, equivalent to 1.404562 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 40.8832 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.011633 Astronomical Units, or 1,740,312 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.48173818 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Oct-12 01:06:07
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Jul-19 18:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||299.78601301617°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||282.23753522718°|
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!
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.
|2020 Oct 12||13h 37m 02s||-10° 24’ 15”||25.68||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 13||13h 43m 54s||-11° 02’ 38”||25.73||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 14||13h 50m 47s||-11° 40’ 27”||25.78||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 15||13h 57m 42s||-12° 17’ 38”||25.83||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 16||14h 04m 40s||-12° 54’ 07”||25.88||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 17||14h 11m 39s||-13° 29’ 53”||25.93||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 18||14h 18m 39s||-14° 04’ 51”||25.98||Virgo|
|2020 Oct 19||14h 25m 41s||-14° 38’ 58”||26.03||Libra|
|2020 Oct 20||14h 32m 45s||-15° 12’ 14”||26.09||Libra|
|2020 Oct 21||14h 39m 51s||-15° 44’ 31”||26.14||Libra|
|2020 Oct 22||14h 46m 55s||-16° 15’ 51”||26.19||Libra|
|2020 Oct 23||14h 54m 02s||-16° 46’ 10”||26.24||Libra|
|2020 Oct 24||15h 01m 10s||-17° 15’ 28”||26.29||Libra|
|2020 Oct 25||15h 08m 18s||-17° 43’ 40”||26.34||Libra|