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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 13h 53m 28s and the Declination is -11° 32’ 39” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 28.31 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 [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]:

13h 53m 28s
-11° 32’ 39”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 in Virgo on October, 01 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 in Virgo on October, 01 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 CZ2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 from Earth is currently 365,533,013 kilometers, equivalent to 2.443437 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 19.2869 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 and arrive to us.

20 minutes and 19.2869 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 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 CZ2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 25 2023 at a distance of 0.007166 Astronomical Units, or 1,072,024 kilometers:

Sat Nov 25 2023

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 28.31.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2, 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 CZ2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 101.4°
Max altitude: 27.0°
Azimuth: 258.5°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 at epoch 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32635317
Orbit inclination i 0.67954791°
Perihelion distance q 0.94344894 AU
141,137,953 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85757054 AU
277,888,597 km
Semi-major axis a 1.40050974 AU
209,513,275 km
Orbital period period 1.6574 years
605.3794 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Apr-27 19:48:37
2,459,697.3254 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Dec-24 04:54
2,460,302.7048 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 244.58831123991°
Longitude of the ascending node node 212.20897495721°
Mean anomaly M 302.42097171422°
Mean motion n 0.59466842°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 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 CZ2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 24 13h 33m 09s -09° 39’ 21” 28.27 Virgo
2022 Sep 25 13h 35m 47s -09° 54’ 20” 28.28 Virgo
2022 Sep 26 13h 38m 24s -10° 09’ 11” 28.28 Virgo
2022 Sep 27 13h 41m 00s -10° 23’ 54” 28.29 Virgo
2022 Sep 28 13h 43m 37s -10° 38’ 30” 28.29 Virgo
2022 Sep 29 13h 46m 14s -10° 52’ 59” 28.30 Virgo
2022 Sep 30 13h 48m 51s -11° 07’ 21” 28.30 Virgo
2022 Oct 01 13h 51m 26s -11° 21’ 33” 28.31 Virgo
2022 Oct 02 13h 54m 02s -11° 35’ 39” 28.31 Virgo
2022 Oct 03 13h 56m 39s -11° 49’ 36” 28.31 Virgo
2022 Oct 04 13h 59m 15s -12° 03’ 28” 28.32 Virgo
2022 Oct 05 14h 01m 50s -12° 17’ 09” 28.32 Virgo
2022 Oct 06 14h 04m 24s -12° 30’ 43” 28.32 Virgo
2022 Oct 07 14h 07m 00s -12° 44’ 11” 28.33 Virgo