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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is currently in the constellation of Libra. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 14h 45m 00s and the Declination is -17° 08’ 10” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 25.71 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 [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]:

14h 45m 00s
-17° 08’ 10”
Libra
25.71
  • 2019 BE5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 BE5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 BE5 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 in Libra on January, 24 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 in Libra on January, 24 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 from Earth is currently 57,238,881 kilometers, equivalent to 0.382618 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 10.9284 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 and arrive to us.

57,238,881
0.382618
3 minutes and 10.9284 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 to Earth happens on Sun Feb 17 2030 at a distance of 0.010725 Astronomical Units, or 1,604,493 kilometers:

Sun Feb 17 2030
1,604,493
0.010725

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 25.71.

25.71

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5, 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) 2019 BE5 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 107.0°
Max altitude: 21.4°
Azimuth: 252.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.65912520
Orbit inclination i 1.43625241°
Perihelion distance q 0.20797176 AU
31,112,132 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.01225196 AU
151,430,739 km
Semi-major axis a 0.61011186 AU
91,271,435 km
Orbital period period 0.4800 years
174.0655 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Apr-24 13:38:41
2,458,964.0685 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Oct-15 15:12
2,459,138.1340 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 9.7558236619565°
Longitude of the ascending node node 309.02705307837°
Mean anomaly M 75.347092422753°
Mean motion n 2.06818733°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 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) 2019 BE5
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 17 14h 15m 30s -14° 23’ 03” 25.93 Virgo
2021 Jan 18 14h 19m 00s -14° 43’ 35” 25.90 Virgo
2021 Jan 19 14h 22m 37s -15° 04’ 36” 25.87 Libra
2021 Jan 20 14h 26m 23s -15° 26’ 08” 25.84 Libra
2021 Jan 21 14h 30m 19s -15° 48’ 11” 25.81 Libra
2021 Jan 22 14h 34m 23s -16° 10’ 50” 25.78 Libra
2021 Jan 23 14h 38m 39s -16° 34’ 00” 25.75 Libra
2021 Jan 24 14h 43m 05s -16° 57’ 46” 25.72 Libra
2021 Jan 25 14h 47m 43s -17° 22’ 06” 25.69 Libra
2021 Jan 26 14h 52m 33s -17° 47’ 02” 25.66 Libra
2021 Jan 27 14h 57m 38s -18° 12’ 32” 25.63 Libra
2021 Jan 28 15h 02m 57s -18° 38’ 36” 25.60 Libra
2021 Jan 29 15h 08m 33s -19° 05’ 13” 25.58 Libra
2021 Jan 30 15h 14m 25s -19° 32’ 21” 25.55 Libra