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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV 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 WV Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV is 07h 08m 09s and the Declination is +21° 20’ 01” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV is 27.94 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV [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]:

07h 08m 09s
+21° 20’ 01”
  • 2019 WV is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the South direction at an altitude of 60° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 WV is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 WV rise and set times.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV 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 WV in Gemini on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV in Gemini on May, 08 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 WV?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV from Earth is currently 222,667,636 kilometers, equivalent to 1.488441 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 22.7393 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 22.7393 seconds

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

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV to Earth happens on Sun Nov 14 2027 at a distance of 0.011301 Astronomical Units, or 1,690,534 kilometers:

Sun Nov 14 2027

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV is 27.94.


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

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

Azimuth: 68.6°
Max altitude: 59.9°
Azimuth: 291.3°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.18132717
Orbit inclination i 1.49723179°
Perihelion distance q 0.89498252 AU
133,887,479 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.29144040 AU
193,196,735 km
Semi-major axis a 1.09321146 AU
163,542,107 km
Orbital period period 1.1400 years
417.4983 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Nov-08 13:10:00
2,459,162.0486 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Dec-31 01:07
2,459,579.5469 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 131.45420568872°
Longitude of the ascending node node 213.2366065506°
Mean anomaly M 220.7000215039°
Mean motion n 0.86227900°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV 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 WV
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 WV 15 Days Ephemeris

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

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 01 06h 43m 03s +21° 49’ 23” 27.88 Gemini
2021 May 02 06h 46m 20s +21° 46’ 22” 27.89 Gemini
2021 May 03 06h 49m 38s +21° 43’ 05” 27.90 Gemini
2021 May 04 06h 52m 57s +21° 39’ 36” 27.90 Gemini
2021 May 05 06h 56m 13s +21° 35’ 51” 27.91 Gemini
2021 May 06 06h 59m 30s +21° 31’ 50” 27.92 Gemini
2021 May 07 07h 02m 45s +21° 27’ 37” 27.92 Gemini
2021 May 08 07h 06m 01s +21° 23’ 08” 27.93 Gemini
2021 May 09 07h 09m 15s +21° 18’ 27” 27.94 Gemini
2021 May 10 07h 12m 29s +21° 13’ 31” 27.94 Gemini
2021 May 11 07h 15m 43s +21° 08’ 21” 27.95 Gemini
2021 May 12 07h 18m 56s +21° 02’ 57” 27.95 Gemini
2021 May 13 07h 22m 09s +20° 57’ 20” 27.96 Gemini
2021 May 14 07h 25m 22s +20° 51’ 29” 27.97 Gemini