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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 6:44  
clear_day Transit: 12:51  
SunsetSet: 18:57 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2

Altitude: 20.5°   Azimuth: 150.7°   Direction: South-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 is 14h 06m 51s and the Declination is -13° 31’ 04” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 is 28.31 (JPL).

14h 06m 51s
-13° 31’ 04”

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

Azimuth: 103.5°
Max altitude: 25.0°
Azimuth: 256.5°
  • 2019 WG2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 21° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 WG2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 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.

Finder chart of 2019 WG2 in Virgo on September,22 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2019 WG2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in Virgo on September, 22 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 from Earth is currently 316,264,281 kilometers, equivalent to 2.114096 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 34.9441 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 and arrive to us.

17 minutes and 34.9441 seconds

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 of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 to Earth

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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 Brightness and 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

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 at epoch 08 August 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459800.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.30465708
Orbit inclination i 23.35126047°
Perihelion distance q 0.88847673 AU
132,914,227 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.66702992 AU
249,384,127 km
Semi-major axis a 1.27775332 AU
191,149,177 km
Orbital period period 1.4444 years
527.5565 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Aug-30 02:24:23
2,459,821.6003 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Feb-08 15:45
2,460,349.1567 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 124.48812912619°
Longitude of the ascending node node 240.5260796707°
Mean anomaly M 345.60135845977°
Mean motion n 0.68239140°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 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 WG2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 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. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WG2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Sep 15 13h 47m 07s -12° 52’ 54” 28.38 Virgo
2023 Sep 16 13h 49m 42s -12° 58’ 05” 28.37 Virgo
2023 Sep 17 13h 52m 18s -13° 03’ 15” 28.36 Virgo
2023 Sep 18 13h 54m 56s -13° 08’ 22” 28.35 Virgo
2023 Sep 19 13h 57m 33s -13° 13’ 28” 28.34 Virgo
2023 Sep 20 14h 00m 11s -13° 18’ 32” 28.34 Virgo
2023 Sep 21 14h 02m 50s -13° 23’ 33” 28.33 Virgo
2023 Sep 22 14h 05m 30s -13° 28’ 31” 28.32 Virgo
2023 Sep 23 14h 08m 11s -13° 33’ 25” 28.31 Virgo
2023 Sep 24 14h 10m 50s -13° 38’ 17” 28.30 Virgo
2023 Sep 25 14h 13m 32s -13° 43’ 06” 28.29 Virgo
2023 Sep 26 14h 16m 14s -13° 47’ 53” 28.28 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 14h 18m 56s -13° 52’ 35” 28.27 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 14h 21m 39s -13° 57’ 12” 28.26 Virgo