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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 Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 13h 43m 29s and the Declination is -10° 03’ 37” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 41.94 (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]:

13h 43m 29s
-10° 03’ 37”

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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 Virgo on October, 23 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 in Virgo on October, 23 2020
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) 2019 BE5 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 from Earth is currently 104,575,436 kilometers, equivalent to 0.699044 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 48.8261 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 and arrive to us.

5 minutes and 48.8261 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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BE5 is 41.94.


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: 99.9°
Max altitude: 28.7°
Azimuth: 260.4°

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
2020 Oct 16 14h 07m 45s -12° 49’ 42” 25.62 Virgo
2020 Oct 17 14h 07m 41s -12° 44’ 12” 26.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 18 14h 06m 08s -12° 30’ 50” 28.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 19 14h 03m 16s -12° 10’ 23” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 20 13h 59m 18s -11° 44’ 03” 32.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 13h 54m 32s -11° 13’ 18” 38.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 13h 49m 12s -10° 39’ 28” 63.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 13h 43m 32s -10° 03’ 47” 42.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 13h 37m 45s -09° 27’ 24” 35.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 13h 31m 59s -08° 51’ 10” 32.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 13h 26m 23s -08° 15’ 47” 31.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 13h 21m 02s -07° 41’ 49” 30.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 28 13h 15m 57s -07° 09’ 39” 29.00 Virgo
2020 Oct 29 13h 11m 12s -06° 39’ 32” 29.00 Virgo