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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:14 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 20:58
wb_twilight   (Nautical Twilight)   What's Visible Now?
Near Earth Objects » 

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2

Below the horizon.  Rise: 7:33 | Tran: 13:44 | Set: 19:55
Alt: -26.30°   Az: 45.43°   Direction: North-East
Please note: this information pertains to a Near-Earth Object (NEO). During close approaches, our current computational model is not able to provide an accurate position, due to the high speeds of these objects. We plan to refine our algorithms to improve accuracy in the future. JPL Horizons can compute precise positions in these situations.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 is in the constellation of Hydra, at a distance of 363,887,252.0 kilometers from Earth. The current Right Ascension is 08h 54m 44s and the Declination is +02° 35’ 27” (apparent coordinates). The magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 is 28.52 (data provided by JPL Horizons).

Finder chart of 2019 WG2 in Hydra on July,24 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in Hydra on July, 24 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

08h 54m 44s
+02° 35’ 27”
14h 38m 59s
23h 33m 43s

J2000

08h 53m 28s
+02° 41’ 06”

Additional Information

Hydra
28.52

Rise and Set Times

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 from Greenwich, UK (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 87.4°
Max altitude: 41.0°
Azimuth: 272.5°

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Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2019 WG2
Sky map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in Hydra on July, 24 2024. Field of view: 10x6 degrees. View in interactive sky chart

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 from Earth is currently 363,887,252.0 kilometers, equivalent to 2.4324360387 Astronomical Units. Light takes 20m 13.797s to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 and arrive to us.

363,887,252.0
2.4324360387
20m 13.797s

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 to Earth happens on Mon Nov 22 2032 at a distance of 0.009396 Astronomical Units, or 1,405,619 kilometers:

Mon Nov 22 2032
1,405,619
0.009396

Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2, 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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 as a function of time

Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 at epoch 12 September 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460200.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30453746
Orbit inclination i 23.35206422°
Perihelion distance q 0.88858277 AU
132,930,091 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.66678928 AU
249,348,128 km
Semi-major axis a 1.27768603 AU
191,139,110 km
Orbital period period 1.4443 years
527.5148 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2024-Feb-08 14:18:50
2,460,349.0964 JD
Next perihelion transit 2025-Jul-20 02:40
2,460,876.6112 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 124.50061332982°
Longitude of the ascending node node 240.52000246197°
Mean anomaly M 258.59106848196°
Mean motion n 0.68244531°/day

Orbit Visualization

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2
View Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in the 3D Solar System Simulator

15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Apparent celestial coordinates are provided.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Jul 17 08h 35m 55s +04° 01’ 49” 28.50 Hydra
2024 Jul 18 08h 38m 35s +03° 49’ 55” 28.50 Hydra
2024 Jul 19 08h 41m 14s +03° 37’ 56” 28.50 Hydra
2024 Jul 20 08h 43m 53s +03° 25’ 55” 28.51 Hydra
2024 Jul 21 08h 46m 31s +03° 13’ 50” 28.51 Hydra
2024 Jul 22 08h 49m 08s +03° 01’ 40” 28.52 Hydra
2024 Jul 23 08h 51m 45s +02° 49’ 28” 28.52 Hydra
2024 Jul 24 08h 54m 22s +02° 37’ 12” 28.52 Hydra
2024 Jul 25 08h 56m 58s +02° 24’ 53” 28.53 Hydra
2024 Jul 26 08h 59m 34s +02° 12’ 30” 28.53 Hydra
2024 Jul 27 09h 02m 10s +02° 00’ 04” 28.53 Hydra
2024 Jul 28 09h 04m 45s +01° 47’ 35” 28.54 Hydra
2024 Jul 29 09h 07m 19s +01° 35’ 04” 28.54 Hydra
2024 Jul 30 09h 09m 53s +01° 22’ 28” 28.54 Hydra

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