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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 is currently in the constellation of Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 is 05h 10m 00s and the Declination is +20° 48’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 is 30.78 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 [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]:

05h 10m 00s
+20° 48’ 35”
  • 2017 UK52 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 53° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2017 UK52 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2017 UK52 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 in Taurus on May, 16 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 in Taurus on May, 16 2021
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) 2017 UK52?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 from Earth is currently 404,504,148 kilometers, equivalent to 2.703943 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 29.2806 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 and arrive to us.

22 minutes and 29.2806 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 to Earth happens on Fri Apr 29 2022 at a distance of 0.006747 Astronomical Units, or 1,009,297 kilometers:

Fri Apr 29 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 is 30.78.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52, 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) 2017 UK52 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 69.2°
Max altitude: 59.3°
Azimuth: 290.8°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.46522034
Orbit inclination i 4.13822082°
Perihelion distance q 0.73499176 AU
109,953,202 km
Aphelion distance Q 2.01377308 AU
301,256,165 km
Semi-major axis a 1.37438242 AU
205,604,684 km
Orbital period period 1.6100 years
588.5181 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-11 03:32:58
2,459,164.6479 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-22 15:59
2,459,753.1660 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 79.071098388426°
Longitude of the ascending node node 220.87988478741°
Mean anomaly M 259.58976074434°
Mean motion n 0.61170593°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 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) 2017 UK52
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Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2017 UK52 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 09 04h 51m 54s +20° 26’ 18” 30.76 Taurus
2021 May 10 04h 54m 16s +20° 29’ 42” 30.76 Taurus
2021 May 11 04h 56m 39s +20° 32’ 56” 30.76 Taurus
2021 May 12 04h 59m 03s +20° 36’ 02” 30.77 Taurus
2021 May 13 05h 01m 26s +20° 38’ 59” 30.77 Taurus
2021 May 14 05h 03m 47s +20° 41’ 49” 30.77 Taurus
2021 May 15 05h 06m 10s +20° 44’ 30” 30.78 Taurus
2021 May 16 05h 08m 30s +20° 47’ 03” 30.78 Taurus
2021 May 17 05h 10m 51s +20° 49’ 28” 30.78 Taurus
2021 May 18 05h 13m 13s +20° 51’ 45” 30.78 Taurus
2021 May 19 05h 15m 33s +20° 53’ 53” 30.79 Taurus
2021 May 20 05h 17m 53s +20° 55’ 54” 30.79 Taurus
2021 May 21 05h 20m 15s +20° 57’ 47” 30.79 Taurus
2021 May 22 05h 22m 33s +20° 59’ 31” 30.79 Taurus