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🌎  Observing from: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
🌅 Sunrise: 5:57  ☀️ Transit: 12:05  🌅 Sunset: 18:14

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 is currently in the constellation of Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 is 02h 12m 05s and the Declination is +18° 23’ 20” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 is 31.18 (JPL).

02h 12m 05s
+18° 23’ 20”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 71.7°
Max altitude: 56.9°
Azimuth: 288.4°
  • 2019 CN2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • Right now it is placed in the West direction at an altitude of 28° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 CN2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 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 CN2 in Aries on March, 23 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 in Aries on March, 23 2023
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 CN2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 from Earth is currently 264,141,060 kilometers, equivalent to 1.765674 Astronomical Units. Light takes 14 minutes and 41.0797 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 and arrive to us.

14 minutes and 41.0797 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 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 CN2 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 of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 to Earth happens on Fri Feb 11 2033 at a distance of 0.012626 Astronomical Units, or 1,888,786 kilometers:

Fri Feb 11 2033

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 Brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 is 31.18.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2, 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 CN2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.22384894
Orbit inclination i 8.05223899°
Perihelion distance q 0.70948079 AU
106,136,816 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.11872207 AU
167,358,439 km
Semi-major axis a 0.91410143 AU
136,747,628 km
Orbital period period 0.8740 years
319.2199 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Nov-07 12:01:02
2,459,891.0007 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Sep-22 17:17
2,460,210.2207 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 304.3721351366°
Longitude of the ascending node node 320.79604177312°
Mean anomaly M 123.48771731683°
Mean motion n 1.12774911°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 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 CN2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CN2 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 CN2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Mar 16 01h 44m 39s +16° 08’ 11” 31.15 Pisces
2023 Mar 17 01h 48m 11s +16° 26’ 27” 31.15 Aries
2023 Mar 18 01h 51m 42s +16° 44’ 29” 31.16 Aries
2023 Mar 19 01h 55m 14s +17° 02’ 15” 31.16 Aries
2023 Mar 20 01h 58m 45s +17° 19’ 44” 31.16 Aries
2023 Mar 21 02h 02m 17s +17° 36’ 57” 31.17 Aries
2023 Mar 22 02h 05m 48s +17° 53’ 56” 31.17 Aries
2023 Mar 23 02h 09m 20s +18° 10’ 37” 31.18 Aries
2023 Mar 24 02h 12m 52s +18° 27’ 03” 31.18 Aries
2023 Mar 25 02h 16m 24s +18° 43’ 13” 31.18 Aries
2023 Mar 26 02h 19m 58s +18° 59’ 05” 31.19 Aries
2023 Mar 27 02h 23m 30s +19° 14’ 42” 31.19 Aries
2023 Mar 28 02h 27m 02s +19° 30’ 02” 31.19 Aries
2023 Mar 29 02h 30m 35s +19° 45’ 05” 31.19 Aries