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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 Sagittarius on December, 11 2018
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
19h 47m 24s
-14° 17’ 01”

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: 104.3°
Max altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 255.7°

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 Dec 04 19h 01m 50s -15° 16’ 18” 24.12 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 05 19h 07m 39s -15° 10’ 09” 24.13 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 06 19h 13m 28s -15° 03’ 33” 24.14 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 07 19h 19m 18s -14° 56’ 34” 24.15 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 08 19h 25m 09s -14° 49’ 08” 24.16 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 09 19h 31m 00s -14° 41’ 16” 24.17 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 10 19h 36m 51s -14° 33’ 00” 24.18 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 11 19h 42m 42s -14° 24’ 19” 24.19 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 12 19h 48m 33s -14° 15’ 12” 24.20 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 13 19h 54m 24s -14° 05’ 42” 24.21 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 14 20h 00m 15s -13° 55’ 47” 24.22 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 15 20h 06m 05s -13° 45’ 29” 24.23 Sagittarius
2018 Dec 16 20h 11m 54s -13° 34’ 49” 24.24 Capricornus
2018 Dec 17 20h 17m 44s -13° 23’ 44” 24.25 Capricornus

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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.36438817
Orbit inclination i 14.52294792°
Perihelion distance q 0.71978892 AU
107,678,890 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.54508057 AU
231,140,764 km
Semi-major axis a 1.13243474 AU
169,409,827 km
Orbital period period 1.2100 years
440.1677 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2018-Nov-22 07:33:06
2,458,444.8147 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Feb-05 11:34
2,458,884.9824 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 93.782784623478°
Longitude of the ascending node node 218.3678207658°
Mean anomaly M 127.33037348027°
Mean motion n 0.81787003°/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.