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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 4:59 
Transit: 13:04 
Sunset: 21:08
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2

Above the horizon.  Rise: 0:52 | Tran: 8:04 | Set: 15:13
Alt: 0.91°   Az: 291.30°   Direction: West-North-West
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is in the constellation of Aries, at a distance of 241,011,772.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 02h 36m 38s and the Declination is +13° 48’ 20” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 26.86 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2019 CL2 in Aries on July,14 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in Aries on July, 14 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

02h 36m 38s
+13° 48’ 20”
07h 05m 37s

J2000

02h 35m 17s
+13° 41’ 58”

Additional Information

Aries
26.86

Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 76.2°
Max altitude: 52.2°
Azimuth: 283.7°
  • 2019 CL2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, UK.
  • Right now it is placed in the West-North-West direction at an altitude of 0.91° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 CL2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2019 CL2
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in Aries on July, 14 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 from Earth is currently 241,011,772.0 kilometers, equivalent to 1.6110641874 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13m 23.929s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 and arrive to us.

241,011,772.0
1.6110641874
13m 23.929s

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 to Earth happens on Tue Jul 2 2030 at a distance of 0.006630 Astronomical Units, or 991,864 kilometers:

Tue Jul 2 2030
991,864
0.006630

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 at epoch 30 March 2024 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460400.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32820985
Orbit inclination i 1.44405670°
Perihelion distance q 0.91122622 AU
136,317,502 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.80160373 AU
269,516,082 km
Semi-major axis a 1.35641497 AU
202,916,792 km
Orbital period period 1.5798 years
577.0152 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Jan-21 16:17:31
2,460,331.1788 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Aug-20 16:39
2,460,908.1941 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 138.14712477701°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.779158819162°
Mean anomaly M 43.249497070029°
Mean motion n 0.62390032°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2
View Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 07 02h 22m 46s +12° 44’ 22” 26.88 Aries
2024 Jul 08 02h 24m 38s +12° 53’ 12” 26.88 Aries
2024 Jul 09 02h 26m 29s +13° 01’ 55” 26.87 Aries
2024 Jul 10 02h 28m 20s +13° 10’ 30” 26.87 Aries
2024 Jul 11 02h 30m 09s +13° 18’ 58” 26.87 Aries
2024 Jul 12 02h 31m 59s +13° 27’ 18” 26.87 Aries
2024 Jul 13 02h 33m 48s +13° 35’ 31” 26.87 Aries
2024 Jul 14 02h 35m 35s +13° 43’ 37” 26.86 Aries
2024 Jul 15 02h 37m 22s +13° 51’ 34” 26.86 Aries
2024 Jul 16 02h 39m 08s +13° 59’ 25” 26.86 Aries
2024 Jul 17 02h 40m 54s +14° 07’ 08” 26.85 Aries
2024 Jul 18 02h 42m 38s +14° 14’ 45” 26.85 Aries
2024 Jul 19 02h 44m 22s +14° 22’ 14” 26.85 Aries
2024 Jul 20 02h 46m 05s +14° 29’ 35” 26.84 Aries

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