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 full screen Online Planetarium)
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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.
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 5,598,119 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, 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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.71971589 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Feb-05 11:20:53
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Apr-20 14:56
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.787249810883°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||218.362894048°|
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.
|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|