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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 Virgo on September, 24 2018
High Precision Live Sky Chart
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
13h 21m 48s
-07° 53’ 29”

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: 97.9°
Max altitude: 30.6°
Azimuth: 262.0°

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
2018 Sep 17 12h 55m 27s -06° 15’ 30” 24.86 Virgo
2018 Sep 18 12h 58m 54s -06° 28’ 44” 24.84 Virgo
2018 Sep 19 13h 02m 22s -06° 41’ 57” 24.82 Virgo
2018 Sep 20 13h 05m 53s -06° 55’ 09” 24.80 Virgo
2018 Sep 21 13h 09m 25s -07° 08’ 20” 24.78 Virgo
2018 Sep 22 13h 13m 00s -07° 21’ 29” 24.76 Virgo
2018 Sep 23 13h 16m 35s -07° 34’ 37” 24.74 Virgo
2018 Sep 24 13h 20m 12s -07° 47’ 44” 24.73 Virgo
2018 Sep 25 13h 23m 51s -08° 00’ 50” 24.71 Virgo
2018 Sep 26 13h 27m 30s -08° 13’ 51” 24.69 Virgo
2018 Sep 27 13h 31m 13s -08° 26’ 52” 24.67 Virgo
2018 Sep 28 13h 34m 56s -08° 39’ 48” 24.65 Virgo
2018 Sep 29 13h 38m 41s -08° 52’ 42” 24.63 Virgo
2018 Sep 30 13h 42m 29s -09° 05’ 34” 24.61 Virgo

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 2075

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 2075

Asteroid 2017 XO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 2017 XO2 at epoch 22 March 2018 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36437826
Orbit inclination i 14.52322732°
Perihelion distance q 0.71981537 AU
107,682,847 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54510202 AU
231,143,973 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13245870 AU
169,413,410 km
Orbital period period 1.2100 years
440.1817 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2017-Sep-08 03:20:44
2,458,004.6394 JD
Next perihelion transit 2018-Nov-22 07:42
2,458,444.8211 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.78666651494°
Longitude of the ascending node node 218.36924256255°
Mean anomaly M 160.18342626503°
Mean motion n 0.81784408°/day
Closest approach to Earth* 2022-May-01
Distance of closest approach* 0.04826888 AU
7,220,921 km

* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2075-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.