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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 05h 55m 59s and the Declination is +22° 20’ 13” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 25.91 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 [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]:

05h 55m 59s
+22° 20’ 13”
  • 2019 CL2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 27° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 CL2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 CL2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2 in Orion on October, 22 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in Orion on October, 22 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 CL2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 from Earth is currently 156,484,453 kilometers, equivalent to 1.046034 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 41.9759 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 and arrive to us.

8 minutes and 41.9759 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2 to Earth

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 25.91.


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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 67.7°
Max altitude: 60.9°
Azimuth: 292.3°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 at epoch 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32790905
Orbit inclination i 1.44411152°
Perihelion distance q 0.91167599 AU
136,384,786 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.80127822 AU
269,467,387 km
Semi-major axis a 1.35647710 AU
202,926,087 km
Orbital period period 1.5800 years
577.0549 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-23 12:41:43
2,459,177.0290 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Jun-23 14:00
2,459,754.0839 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 138.13027789233°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.778452834215°
Mean anomaly M 14.642576477448°
Mean motion n 0.62385746°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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 CL2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 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. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Oct 15 05h 52m 42s +22° 18’ 51” 26.15 Orion
2021 Oct 16 05h 53m 16s +22° 19’ 04” 26.12 Orion
2021 Oct 17 05h 53m 47s +22° 19’ 14” 26.10 Orion
2021 Oct 18 05h 54m 15s +22° 19’ 24” 26.07 Orion
2021 Oct 19 05h 54m 41s +22° 19’ 36” 26.03 Orion
2021 Oct 20 05h 55m 05s +22° 19’ 46” 26.00 Orion
2021 Oct 21 05h 55m 26s +22° 19’ 58” 25.97 Orion
2021 Oct 22 05h 55m 44s +22° 20’ 08” 25.94 Orion
2021 Oct 23 05h 55m 59s +22° 20’ 20” 25.91 Orion
2021 Oct 24 05h 56m 12s +22° 20’ 31” 25.88 Orion
2021 Oct 25 05h 56m 22s +22° 20’ 44” 25.84 Orion
2021 Oct 26 05h 56m 30s +22° 20’ 56” 25.81 Orion
2021 Oct 27 05h 56m 35s +22° 21’ 08” 25.78 Orion
2021 Oct 28 05h 56m 35s +22° 21’ 23” 25.74 Orion