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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 17h 57m 57s and the Declination is -25° 14’ 06” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 is 25.34 (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]:

17h 57m 57s
-25° 14’ 06”
  • 2019 CL2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 12° 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 Sagittarius on September, 26 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 in Sagittarius on September, 26 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 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 124,788,080 kilometers, equivalent to 0.834157 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 56.2482 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CL2 and arrive to us.

6 minutes and 56.2482 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 25.34.


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: 115.2°
Max altitude: 13.3°
Azimuth: 244.8°

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 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32796444
Orbit inclination i 1.44407653°
Perihelion distance q 0.91158586 AU
136,371,304 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.80132375 AU
269,474,198 km
Semi-major axis a 1.35645481 AU
202,922,751 km
Orbital period period 1.5799 years
577.0407 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Jun-23 12:12:11
2,459,754.0085 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jan-21 13:10
2,460,331.0491 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 138.09846331249°
Longitude of the ascending node node 86.776838028854°
Mean anomaly M 29.004801609892°
Mean motion n 0.62387284°/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
2022 Sep 19 17h 22m 41s -24° 54’ 33” 25.18 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 20 17h 27m 25s -24° 58’ 59” 25.20 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 21 17h 32m 07s -25° 02’ 48” 25.22 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 22 17h 36m 46s -25° 06’ 03” 25.24 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 23 17h 41m 21s -25° 08’ 44” 25.26 Ophiucus
2022 Sep 24 17h 45m 55s -25° 10’ 51” 25.29 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 25 17h 50m 26s -25° 12’ 26” 25.31 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 26 17h 54m 55s -25° 13’ 31” 25.33 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 27 17h 59m 21s -25° 14’ 03” 25.35 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 28 18h 03m 43s -25° 14’ 08” 25.37 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 29 18h 08m 04s -25° 13’ 42” 25.39 Sagittarius
2022 Sep 30 18h 12m 23s -25° 12’ 48” 25.41 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 01 18h 16m 37s -25° 11’ 29” 25.44 Sagittarius
2022 Oct 02 18h 20m 52s -25° 09’ 42” 25.46 Sagittarius