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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 is a Near Earth Object. If you've heard news about a potential impact of this asteroid with the Earth, please check out Will Asteroid Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 is currently in the constellation of Pegasus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 is 23h 00m 20s and the Declination is +26° 33’ 14” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 is 25.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 [tip: you can also create a Quick Access page for this data if you access it frequently and would like to have a simpler view]:

23h 00m 20s
+26° 33’ 14”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 in Pegasus on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 in Pegasus on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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 = visible to the naked eye
 = binocular, brighter than 10th magnitude
= current altitude ≥ 30°   = current altitude < 30°   = below the horizon
Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 from Earth is currently 5,962,476 kilometers, equivalent to 0.039857 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19.8887 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 and arrive to us.

19.8887 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 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 (NEO) 2018 PN22 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.

Closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 5 2021 at a distance of 0.032678 Astronomical Units, or 4,888,616 kilometers:

Fri Feb 5 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 is 25.00.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22, 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 (NEO) 2018 PN22 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 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 (NEO) 2018 PN22 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.5°
Max altitude: 64.5°
Azimuth: 295.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 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 (NEO) 2018 PN22 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.04188274
Orbit inclination i 4.36489104°
Perihelion distance q 0.95428349 AU
142,758,778 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.03771379 AU
155,239,774 km
Semi-major axis a 0.99599864 AU
148,999,276 km
Orbital period period 0.9900 years
363.0668 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Mar-11 23:27:29
2,458,920.4774 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Mar-10 01:03
2,459,283.5442 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 214.2245541949°
Longitude of the ascending node node 315.8115807964°
Mean anomaly M 79.34663324703°
Mean motion n 0.99155306°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 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 (NEO) 2018 PN22
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Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2018 PN22 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 14 22h 45m 37s +35° 38’ 15” 24.68 Pegasus
2021 Jan 15 22h 47m 44s +34° 34’ 37” 24.71 Pegasus
2021 Jan 16 22h 49m 50s +33° 27’ 42” 24.74 Pegasus
2021 Jan 17 22h 51m 55s +32° 17’ 17” 24.77 Pegasus
2021 Jan 18 22h 53m 57s +31° 03’ 11” 24.82 Pegasus
2021 Jan 19 22h 55m 58s +29° 45’ 09” 24.86 Pegasus
2021 Jan 20 22h 57m 55s +28° 22’ 59” 24.92 Pegasus
2021 Jan 21 22h 59m 49s +26° 56’ 27” 24.98 Pegasus
2021 Jan 22 23h 01m 41s +25° 25’ 23” 25.06 Pegasus
2021 Jan 23 23h 03m 29s +23° 49’ 33” 25.14 Pegasus
2021 Jan 24 23h 05m 13s +22° 08’ 49” 25.00 Pegasus
2021 Jan 25 23h 06m 55s +20° 23’ 03” 25.00 Pegasus
2021 Jan 26 23h 08m 31s +18° 32’ 07” 25.00 Pegasus
2021 Jan 27 23h 10m 04s +16° 36’ 01” 26.00 Pegasus