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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 Sagittarius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 18h 23m 36s and the Declination is -27° 43’ 54” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 27.91 (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]:

18h 23m 36s
-27° 43’ 54”
Sagittarius
27.91
  • 2019 DP is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South-East direction at an altitude of 1° 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 Sagittarius on December, 09 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP in Sagittarius on December, 09 2021
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 318,634,565 kilometers, equivalent to 2.129941 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 42.8505 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP and arrive to us.

318,634,565
2.129941
17 minutes and 42.8505 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 0.004224 Astronomical Units, or 631,973 kilometers:

Mon Aug 30 2027
631,973
0.004224

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 DP is 27.91.

27.91

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: 117.7°
Max altitude: 10.8°
Azimuth: 242.3°

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 16 December 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24871471
Orbit inclination i 10.36545785°
Perihelion distance q 0.80599921 AU
120,575,766 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.33965497 AU
200,409,531 km
Semi-major axis a 1.07282709 AU
160,492,649 km
Orbital period period 1.1100 years
405.8757 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Mar-09 20:35:39
2,459,283.3581 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Apr-19 17:36
2,459,689.2338 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 91.051325045822°
Longitude of the ascending node node 336.42858577738°
Mean anomaly M 286.50726582322°
Mean motion n 0.88697111°/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
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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
2021 Dec 02 17h 57m 14s -28° 13’ 27” 27.98 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 03 18h 00m 47s -28° 10’ 30” 27.97 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 04 18h 04m 18s -28° 07’ 14” 27.96 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 05 18h 07m 51s -28° 03’ 38” 27.95 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 06 18h 11m 25s -27° 59’ 44” 27.94 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 07 18h 14m 58s -27° 55’ 30” 27.93 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 08 18h 18m 32s -27° 50’ 54” 27.92 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 09 18h 22m 05s -27° 46’ 00” 27.91 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 10 18h 25m 40s -27° 40’ 46” 27.90 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 11 18h 29m 13s -27° 35’ 12” 27.89 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 12 18h 32m 48s -27° 29’ 18” 27.87 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 13 18h 36m 21s -27° 23’ 04” 27.86 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 14 18h 39m 56s -27° 16’ 31” 27.85 Sagittarius
2021 Dec 15 18h 43m 31s -27° 09’ 36” 27.84 Sagittarius