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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP 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 DP Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 13h 46m 55s and the Declination is -17° 17’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 28.22 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP [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 46m 55s
-17° 17’ 56”
  • 2019 DP is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 19° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 DP is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 DP rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP 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 DP in Virgo on October, 03 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP in Virgo on October, 03 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 DP?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP from Earth is currently 327,531,846 kilometers, equivalent to 2.189415 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 12.5286 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP and arrive to us.

18 minutes and 12.5286 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP to Earth happens on Mon Aug 30 2027 at a distance of 0.004174 Astronomical Units, or 624,371 kilometers:

Mon Aug 30 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 28.22.


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

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

Azimuth: 107.2°
Max altitude: 21.2°
Azimuth: 252.7°

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

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24872284
Orbit inclination i 10.36563662°
Perihelion distance q 0.80597162 AU
120,571,639 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.33963233 AU
200,406,145 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07280198 AU
160,488,892 km
Orbital period period 1.1112 years
405.8614 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Apr-19 16:49:52
2,459,689.2013 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-May-30 13:30
2,460,095.0627 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.039102716489°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.42814539385°
Mean anomaly M 281.32174748214°
Mean motion n 0.88700226°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP Orbit

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2022 Sep 26 13h 24m 34s -15° 01’ 50” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Sep 27 13h 27m 29s -15° 20’ 15” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Sep 28 13h 30m 25s -15° 38’ 30” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Sep 29 13h 33m 21s -15° 56’ 38” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Sep 30 13h 36m 19s -16° 14’ 35” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 01 13h 39m 15s -16° 32’ 22” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 02 13h 42m 11s -16° 50’ 00” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 03 13h 45m 08s -17° 07’ 29” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 04 13h 48m 06s -17° 24’ 48” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 05 13h 51m 03s -17° 41’ 57” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 06 13h 54m 02s -17° 58’ 57” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 07 13h 57m 01s -18° 15’ 46” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 08 13h 59m 58s -18° 32’ 25” 28.22 Virgo
2022 Oct 09 14h 02m 57s -18° 48’ 52” 28.22 Virgo