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Asteroid 2017 XO2

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Asteroid 2017 XO2 Position

Asteroid 2017 XO2 is currently in the constellation of Aquarius. The current Right Ascension is 22h 25m 55s and the Declination is -04° 13’ 14”.

22h 25m 55s
-04° 13’ 14”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid 2017 XO2 in Aquarius on February, 21 2020
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Higher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is right now (view fullscreen)

2017 XO2
RA: 22h 25m 55s
Dec: -04° 13’ 14”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2017 XO2
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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Also check out Where is Asteroid 2017 XO2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid 2017 XO2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid 2017 XO2 Distance

The distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth is currently 257,063,975 kilometers, equivalent to 1.718367 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 17.4731 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2017 XO2 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 17.4731 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 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 2017 XO2 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. The value of the distance of 2017 XO2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 2017 XO2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 2017 XO2 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 7 2099 at a distance of 0.03742112 Astronomical Units, or 5,598,119 kilometers:

Sat Nov 7 2099

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2017 XO2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2017 XO2 is 23.55.


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 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 2017 XO2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 94.4°
Max altitude: 34.2°
Azimuth: 265.8°
Asteroid 2017 XO2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2017 XO2 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 2017 XO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2017 XO2 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36443501
Orbit inclination i 14.52283884°
Perihelion distance q 0.71971589 AU
107,667,966 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54509071 AU
231,142,281 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13240330 AU
169,405,123 km
Orbital period period 1.2100 years
440.1494 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Feb-05 11:20:53
2,458,884.9728 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Apr-20 14:56
2,459,325.1222 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.787249810883°
Longitude of the ascending node node 218.362894048°
Mean anomaly M 94.490134294026°
Mean motion n 0.81790410°/day

Visualization of Asteroid 2017 XO2 Orbit

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 15 Days 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
2020 Feb 14 21h 45m 59s -07° 19’ 05” 23.44 Aquarius
2020 Feb 15 21h 51m 16s -06° 54’ 54” 23.45 Aquarius
2020 Feb 16 21h 56m 34s -06° 30’ 38” 23.46 Aquarius
2020 Feb 17 22h 01m 49s -06° 06’ 20” 23.47 Aquarius
2020 Feb 18 22h 07m 02s -05° 41’ 58” 23.49 Aquarius
2020 Feb 19 22h 12m 15s -05° 17’ 36” 23.50 Aquarius
2020 Feb 20 22h 17m 26s -04° 53’ 15” 23.52 Aquarius
2020 Feb 21 22h 22m 36s -04° 28’ 53” 23.54 Aquarius
2020 Feb 22 22h 27m 46s -04° 04’ 33” 23.56 Aquarius
2020 Feb 23 22h 32m 53s -03° 40’ 17” 23.58 Aquarius
2020 Feb 24 22h 37m 59s -03° 16’ 03” 23.60 Aquarius
2020 Feb 25 22h 43m 03s -02° 51’ 54” 23.62 Aquarius
2020 Feb 26 22h 48m 06s -02° 27’ 50” 23.64 Aquarius
2020 Feb 27 22h 53m 07s -02° 03’ 51” 23.66 Pisces