Asteroid 2017 XO2
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 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 local timezone Europe/London.
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!
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.
|2018 Mar 11||25.40||05h 00m 35s||+05° 10’ 01”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 12||25.41||05h 02m 31s||+05° 19’ 32”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 13||25.43||05h 04m 27s||+05° 28’ 54”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 14||25.45||05h 06m 24s||+05° 38’ 08”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 15||25.47||05h 08m 21s||+05° 47’ 12”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 16||25.48||05h 10m 19s||+05° 56’ 09”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 17||25.50||05h 12m 19s||+06° 04’ 59”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 18||25.52||05h 14m 17s||+06° 13’ 39”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 19||25.53||05h 16m 17s||+06° 22’ 09”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 20||25.55||05h 18m 15s||+06° 30’ 33”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 21||25.57||05h 20m 16s||+06° 38’ 47”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 22||25.58||05h 22m 17s||+06° 46’ 53”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 23||25.60||05h 24m 18s||+06° 54’ 50”||Orion|
|2018 Mar 24||25.61||05h 26m 18s||+07° 02’ 38”||Orion|
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.
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.
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.71981537 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2017-Sep-08 03:20:44
|Next perihelion transit||2018-Nov-22 07:42
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.78666651494°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||218.36924256255°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2022-May-01|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.04826888 AU
* 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.