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Asteroid 2017 XO2

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Asteroid 2017 XO2 Position

Asteroid 2017 XO2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension is 12h 49m 44s and the Declination is -10° 11’ 46”.

12h 49m 44s
-10° 11’ 46”

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)

Map showing Asteroid 2017 XO2 in Virgo on October, 21 2019
Field of view: 60x30 degrees
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 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Hihgher precision deep sky finder chart showing where Asteroid 2017 XO2 is right now (view fullscreen)

2017 XO2
RA: 12h 49m 44s
Dec: -10° 11’ 46”
Deep sky finder chart for Asteroid 2017 XO2
Field of view: 60x40 arcmins
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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 330,692,146 kilometers, equivalent to 2.210540 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 23.0703 seconds to travel from Asteroid 2017 XO2 and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 23.0703 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid 2017 XO2 from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

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:

Sat Nov 7 2099

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid 2017 XO2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid 2017 XO2 is 25.27.


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 2100

Asteroid 2017 XO2 rise and set times

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

Today's Asteroid 2017 XO2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 100.2°
Max altitude: 28.3°
Azimuth: 259.7°
Asteroid 2017 XO2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

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

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

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid 2017 XO2
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2019 Oct 14 12h 28m 00s -08° 29’ 21” 25.32 Virgo
2019 Oct 15 12h 30m 59s -08° 43’ 42” 25.31 Virgo
2019 Oct 16 12h 33m 59s -08° 58’ 01” 25.31 Virgo
2019 Oct 17 12h 37m 00s -09° 12’ 21” 25.30 Virgo
2019 Oct 18 12h 40m 01s -09° 26’ 39” 25.29 Virgo
2019 Oct 19 12h 43m 05s -09° 40’ 56” 25.28 Virgo
2019 Oct 20 12h 46m 09s -09° 55’ 13” 25.27 Virgo
2019 Oct 21 12h 49m 14s -10° 09’ 28” 25.27 Virgo
2019 Oct 22 12h 52m 21s -10° 23’ 40” 25.26 Virgo
2019 Oct 23 12h 55m 27s -10° 37’ 51” 25.25 Virgo
2019 Oct 24 12h 58m 36s -10° 52’ 00” 25.24 Virgo
2019 Oct 25 13h 01m 46s -11° 06’ 06” 25.23 Virgo
2019 Oct 26 13h 04m 59s -11° 20’ 12” 25.22 Virgo
2019 Oct 27 13h 08m 11s -11° 34’ 13” 25.21 Virgo