Asteroid 2017 XO2
Asteroid 2017 XO2 Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is right now (view fullscreen)
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 370,405,728 kilometers, equivalent to 2.476009 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 35.5405 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2017 XO2 and arrive to us.
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.
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 5,598,121 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 2017 XO2 brightness
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.
Asteroid 2017 XO2 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 2017 XO2 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 2017 XO2 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.71978892 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Nov-22 07:33:06
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Feb-05 11:34
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.782784623478°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||218.3678207658°|
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!
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.
|2019 Aug 14||09h 45m 55s||+04° 56’ 07”||25.77||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 15||09h 48m 24s||+04° 44’ 56”||25.76||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 16||09h 50m 53s||+04° 33’ 39”||25.75||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 17||09h 53m 22s||+04° 22’ 18”||25.74||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 18||09h 55m 53s||+04° 10’ 51”||25.73||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 19||09h 58m 23s||+03° 59’ 20”||25.72||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 20||10h 00m 52s||+03° 47’ 43”||25.71||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 21||10h 03m 23s||+03° 36’ 01”||25.70||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 22||10h 05m 53s||+03° 24’ 12”||25.69||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 23||10h 08m 24s||+03° 12’ 20”||25.68||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 24||10h 10m 54s||+03° 00’ 24”||25.67||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 25||10h 13m 26s||+02° 48’ 21”||25.66||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 26||10h 15m 56s||+02° 36’ 15”||25.65||Sextans|
|2019 Aug 27||10h 18m 28s||+02° 24’ 02”||25.64||Sextans|