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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 is 16h 22m 19s and the Declination is -14° 32’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 is 28.02 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 [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]:

16h 22m 19s
-14° 32’ 40”
  • 2019 BX1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 BX1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 BX1 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 in Ophiucus on May, 22 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 in Ophiucus on May, 22 2022
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 BX1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 from Earth is currently 75,798,103 kilometers, equivalent to 0.506679 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 12.8353 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 and arrive to us.

4 minutes and 12.8353 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 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 BX1 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 8 2029 at a distance of 0.002976 Astronomical Units, or 445,276 kilometers:

Mon Jan 8 2029

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 is 28.02.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1, 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 BX1 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 104.5°
Max altitude: 24.0°
Azimuth: 255.4°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.23140684
Orbit inclination i 3.08593309°
Perihelion distance q 0.97502108 AU
145,861,078 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.56213674 AU
233,692,331 km
Semi-major axis a 1.26857891 AU
189,776,704 km
Orbital period period 1.4288 years
521.8848 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Oct-31 19:34:50
2,459,519.3159 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-06 16:48
2,460,041.2007 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 337.78202892728°
Longitude of the ascending node node 111.35017856851°
Mean anomaly M 56.001415860897°
Mean motion n 0.68980739°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 BX1 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 BX1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 May 15 16h 38m 47s -14° 50’ 31” 28.28 Ophiucus
2022 May 16 16h 36m 46s -14° 48’ 03” 28.25 Ophiucus
2022 May 17 16h 34m 42s -14° 45’ 38” 28.21 Ophiucus
2022 May 18 16h 32m 39s -14° 43’ 14” 28.18 Ophiucus
2022 May 19 16h 30m 33s -14° 40’ 54” 28.15 Ophiucus
2022 May 20 16h 28m 26s -14° 38’ 38” 28.11 Ophiucus
2022 May 21 16h 26m 17s -14° 36’ 24” 28.08 Ophiucus
2022 May 22 16h 24m 08s -14° 34’ 14” 28.05 Ophiucus
2022 May 23 16h 22m 00s -14° 32’ 08” 28.02 Scorpius
2022 May 24 16h 19m 50s -14° 30’ 06” 28.00 Scorpius
2022 May 25 16h 17m 42s -14° 28’ 09” 27.99 Scorpius
2022 May 26 16h 15m 33s -14° 26’ 17” 27.99 Scorpius
2022 May 27 16h 13m 23s -14° 24’ 29” 28.00 Scorpius
2022 May 28 16h 11m 17s -14° 22’ 50” 28.02 Scorpius