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Asteroid 2017 XO2

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Asteroid 2017 XO2 Sky Charts and Coordinates

This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.

More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.

Asteroid 2017 XO2 in Orion on April, 21 2019
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
04h 50m 37s
+13° 08’ 04”
25.95

Asteroid 2017 XO2 Rise and Set Times

Today's Asteroid 2017 XO2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.

Azimuth: 76.9°
Max altitude: 51.6°
Azimuth: 283.1°

Asteroid 2017 XO2 Orbit Diagram

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 2017 XO2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 2017 XO2 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 2017 XO2
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Asteroid 2017 XO2 Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 2017 XO2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 2017 XO2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Apr 14 04h 28m 14s +12° 32’ 36” 25.88 Taurus
2019 Apr 15 04h 31m 09s +12° 37’ 42” 25.89 Taurus
2019 Apr 16 04h 34m 01s +12° 42’ 39” 25.90 Taurus
2019 Apr 17 04h 36m 55s +12° 47’ 26” 25.90 Taurus
2019 Apr 18 04h 39m 47s +12° 52’ 02” 25.91 Taurus
2019 Apr 19 04h 42m 38s +12° 56’ 30” 25.92 Taurus
2019 Apr 20 04h 45m 30s +13° 00’ 46” 25.93 Orion
2019 Apr 21 04h 48m 20s +13° 04’ 53” 25.94 Orion
2019 Apr 22 04h 51m 11s +13° 08’ 51” 25.95 Orion
2019 Apr 23 04h 54m 02s +13° 12’ 38” 25.95 Orion
2019 Apr 24 04h 56m 50s +13° 16’ 15” 25.96 Orion
2019 Apr 25 04h 59m 39s +13° 19’ 44” 25.97 Orion
2019 Apr 26 05h 02m 29s +13° 23’ 02” 25.98 Orion
2019 Apr 27 05h 05m 17s +13° 26’ 09” 25.98 Orion

Distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.

The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 2017 XO2 is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

Light Curve of Asteroid 2017 XO2

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 2017 XO2, 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 2017 XO2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid 2017 XO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2017 XO2 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36438817
Orbit inclination i 14.52294792°
Perihelion distance q 0.71978892 AU
107,678,890 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54508057 AU
231,140,764 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13243474 AU
169,409,827 km
Orbital period period 1.2100 years
440.1677 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Nov-22 07:33:06
2,458,444.8147 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Feb-05 11:34
2,458,884.9824 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.782784623478°
Longitude of the ascending node node 218.3678207658°
Mean anomaly M 127.33037348027°
Mean motion n 0.81787003°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2099-Nov-07
Distance of closest approach* 0.03742112 AU
5,598,121 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.