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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 04h 53m 49s and the Declination is +22° 38’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 is 27.74 (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]:
- 2015 XX168 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 20° 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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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2015 XX168 available on TheSkyLive:
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 274,687,493 kilometers, equivalent to 1.836172 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 16.2589 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 0.012059 Astronomical Units, or 1,804,028 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.
|2021 May 10||04h 25m 04s||+21° 46’ 41”||27.91||Taurus|
|2021 May 11||04h 28m 40s||+21° 54’ 12”||27.89||Taurus|
|2021 May 12||04h 32m 17s||+22° 01’ 27”||27.87||Taurus|
|2021 May 13||04h 35m 57s||+22° 08’ 27”||27.85||Taurus|
|2021 May 14||04h 39m 38s||+22° 15’ 11”||27.83||Taurus|
|2021 May 15||04h 43m 21s||+22° 21’ 38”||27.81||Taurus|
|2021 May 16||04h 47m 04s||+22° 27’ 47”||27.78||Taurus|
|2021 May 17||04h 50m 51s||+22° 33’ 39”||27.76||Taurus|
|2021 May 18||04h 54m 38s||+22° 39’ 14”||27.74||Taurus|
|2021 May 19||04h 58m 27s||+22° 44’ 30”||27.72||Taurus|
|2021 May 20||05h 02m 17s||+22° 49’ 27”||27.70||Taurus|
|2021 May 21||05h 06m 10s||+22° 54’ 06”||27.67||Taurus|
|2021 May 22||05h 10m 04s||+22° 58’ 23”||27.65||Taurus|
|2021 May 23||05h 13m 59s||+23° 02’ 21”||27.63||Taurus|