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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 12h 08m 22s and the Declination is -01° 15’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 27.27 (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]:

12h 08m 22s
-01° 15’ 35”
Virgo
27.27

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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, 23 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 in Virgo on October, 23 2020
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 from Earth is currently 278,176,762 kilometers, equivalent to 1.859497 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 27.8978 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 and arrive to us.

278,176,762
1.859497
15 minutes and 27.8978 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 0.006182 Astronomical Units, or 924,814 kilometers:

Sat Nov 25 2023
924,814
0.006182

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 27.27.

27.27

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: 91.3°
Max altitude: 37.1°
Azimuth: 268.5°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32658766
Orbit inclination i 0.67941070°
Perihelion distance q 0.94296841 AU
141,066,067 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85759927 AU
277,892,896 km
Semi-major axis a 1.40028384 AU
209,479,481 km
Orbital period period 1.6600 years
605.2329 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-30 10:18:55
2,459,091.9298 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Apr-27 15:54
2,459,697.1627 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 244.5433486162°
Longitude of the ascending node node 212.26313775031°
Mean anomaly M 305.61642225242°
Mean motion n 0.59481232°/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
2020 Oct 16 11h 44m 30s +01° 18’ 17” 27.19 Virgo
2020 Oct 17 11h 47m 57s +00° 56’ 06” 27.20 Virgo
2020 Oct 18 11h 51m 23s +00° 34’ 00” 27.21 Virgo
2020 Oct 19 11h 54m 47s +00° 11’ 58” 27.22 Virgo
2020 Oct 20 11h 58m 12s -00° 09’ 55” 27.23 Virgo
2020 Oct 21 12h 01m 35s -00° 31’ 44” 27.24 Virgo
2020 Oct 22 12h 04m 56s -00° 53’ 26” 27.25 Virgo
2020 Oct 23 12h 08m 17s -01° 15’ 02” 27.27 Virgo
2020 Oct 24 12h 11m 38s -01° 36’ 32” 27.28 Virgo
2020 Oct 25 12h 14m 57s -01° 57’ 52” 27.29 Virgo
2020 Oct 26 12h 18m 15s -02° 19’ 08” 27.30 Virgo
2020 Oct 27 12h 21m 33s -02° 40’ 14” 27.31 Virgo
2020 Oct 28 12h 24m 51s -03° 01’ 13” 27.33 Virgo
2020 Oct 29 12h 28m 06s -03° 22’ 04” 27.34 Virgo