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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension is 16h 38m 48s and the Declination is -21° 40’ 19”.

16h 38m 48s
-21° 40’ 19”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 in Ophiucus on October, 21 2019
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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

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 from Earth is currently 364,770,383 kilometers, equivalent to 2.438339 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20 minutes and 16.7430 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 and arrive to us.

20 minutes and 16.7430 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

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 to Earth happens on Sat Nov 25 2023 at a distance of 0.00622034 Astronomical Units, or 930,550 kilometers:

Sat Nov 25 2023

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is 28.94.


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: 111.7°
Max altitude: 16.8°
Azimuth: 248.3°
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 CZ2 touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere 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 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32652303
Orbit inclination i 0.67943523°
Perihelion distance q 0.94309183 AU
141,084,530 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.85757357 AU
277,889,052 km
Semi-major axis a 1.40033270 AU
209,486,791 km
Orbital period period 1.6600 years
605.2646 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Jan-03 00:02:24
2,458,486.5017 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Aug-30 06:23
2,459,091.7663 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 244.46626789323°
Longitude of the ascending node node 212.28098843698°
Mean anomaly M 67.804059566256°
Mean motion n 0.59478119°/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
2019 Oct 14 16h 22m 53s -21° 06’ 21” 28.93 Scorpius
2019 Oct 15 16h 25m 05s -21° 11’ 26” 28.93 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 16 16h 27m 17s -21° 16’ 23” 28.93 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 17 16h 29m 30s -21° 21’ 15” 28.93 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 18 16h 31m 44s -21° 25’ 59” 28.93 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 19 16h 33m 57s -21° 30’ 38” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 20 16h 36m 11s -21° 35’ 09” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 21 16h 38m 26s -21° 39’ 34” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 22 16h 40m 40s -21° 43’ 54” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 23 16h 42m 55s -21° 48’ 06” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 24 16h 45m 10s -21° 52’ 12” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 25 16h 47m 25s -21° 56’ 09” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 26 16h 49m 41s -22° 00’ 02” 28.94 Ophiucus
2019 Oct 27 16h 51m 56s -22° 03’ 47” 28.94 Ophiucus