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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Position

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is currently in the constellation of Monoceros. The current Right Ascension is 06h 58m 45s and the Declination is -00° 10’ 41”.

06h 58m 45s
-00° 10’ 41”

Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see full screen Online Planetarium)

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Monoceros on March, 29 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Earth is currently 122,806,566 kilometers, equivalent to 0.820911 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 49.6386 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

122,806,566
0.820911
6 minutes and 49.6386 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2 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 XF2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 to Earth happens on Wed Dec 5 2063 at a distance of 0.00386618 Astronomical Units, or 578,372 kilometers:

Wed Dec 5 2063
578,372
0.003866

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 29.04.

29.04

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2, 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 XF2 between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.2°
Max altitude: 38.3°
Azimuth: 269.7°
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.25016341
Orbit inclination i 13.49378999°
Perihelion distance q 0.82812843 AU
123,886,250 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38069532 AU
206,549,080 km
Semi-major axis a 1.10441187 AU
165,217,665 km
Orbital period period 1.1600 years
423.9309 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2019-Oct-04 09:42:55
2,458,760.9048 JD
Next perihelion transit 2020-Dec-01 08:03
2,459,184.8357 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 100.52126039322°
Longitude of the ascending node node 252.45799919431°
Mean anomaly M 223.78502562527°
Mean motion n 0.84919509°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2020 Mar 22 06h 42m 43s -01° 12’ 59” 28.85 Monoceros
2020 Mar 23 06h 44m 44s -01° 04’ 27” 28.87 Monoceros
2020 Mar 24 06h 46m 44s -00° 56’ 07” 28.90 Monoceros
2020 Mar 25 06h 48m 44s -00° 47’ 57” 28.92 Monoceros
2020 Mar 26 06h 50m 47s -00° 40’ 00” 28.95 Monoceros
2020 Mar 27 06h 52m 49s -00° 32’ 12” 28.97 Monoceros
2020 Mar 28 06h 54m 51s -00° 24’ 35” 29.00 Monoceros
2020 Mar 29 06h 56m 54s -00° 17’ 09” 29.02 Monoceros
2020 Mar 30 06h 58m 59s -00° 09’ 56” 29.04 Monoceros
2020 Mar 31 07h 01m 04s -00° 02’ 53” 29.06 Monoceros
2020 Apr 01 07h 03m 09s +00° 03’ 57” 29.09 Monoceros
2020 Apr 02 07h 05m 15s +00° 10’ 39” 29.11 Monoceros
2020 Apr 03 07h 07m 22s +00° 17’ 08” 29.13 Monoceros
2020 Apr 04 07h 09m 29s +00° 23’ 26” 29.15 Monoceros