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)
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Asteroid 2017 XO2 Distance
The distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth is currently 361,936,028 kilometers, equivalent to 2.419393 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 7.2886 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 Jun 18||07h 23m 39s||+12° 38’ 16”||26.13||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 19||07h 26m 12s||+12° 33’ 32”||26.12||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 20||07h 28m 45s||+12° 28’ 40”||26.12||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 21||07h 31m 17s||+12° 23’ 39”||26.12||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 22||07h 33m 50s||+12° 18’ 32”||26.12||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 23||07h 36m 21s||+12° 13’ 15”||26.12||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 24||07h 38m 53s||+12° 07’ 51”||26.11||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 25||07h 41m 26s||+12° 02’ 21”||26.11||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 26||07h 43m 58s||+11° 56’ 42”||26.11||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 27||07h 46m 28s||+11° 50’ 54”||26.11||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 28||07h 49m 00s||+11° 45’ 00”||26.10||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 29||07h 51m 32s||+11° 38’ 57”||26.10||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jun 30||07h 54m 02s||+11° 32’ 48”||26.09||Canis Minoris|
|2019 Jul 01||07h 56m 34s||+11° 26’ 30”||26.09||Cancer|