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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 Lepus. The current Right Ascension is 05h 09m 21s and the Declination is -14° 28’ 52”.

05h 09m 21s
-14° 28’ 52”

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 Lepus on January, 19 2020
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Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Distance

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Earth is currently 42,943,138 kilometers, equivalent to 0.287057 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 minutes and 23.2429 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

2 minutes and 23.2429 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

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 26.34.


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: 104.4°
Max altitude: 24.2°
Azimuth: 255.5°
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is below 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 Jan 12 05h 03m 57s -16° 04’ 10” 25.87 Lepus
2020 Jan 13 05h 04m 38s -15° 51’ 29” 25.94 Lepus
2020 Jan 14 05h 05m 21s -15° 38’ 35” 26.01 Lepus
2020 Jan 15 05h 06m 03s -15° 25’ 30” 26.07 Lepus
2020 Jan 16 05h 06m 48s -15° 12’ 14” 26.14 Lepus
2020 Jan 17 05h 07m 36s -14° 58’ 49” 26.20 Lepus
2020 Jan 18 05h 08m 22s -14° 45’ 14” 26.26 Lepus
2020 Jan 19 05h 09m 11s -14° 31’ 32” 26.33 Lepus
2020 Jan 20 05h 10m 03s -14° 17’ 40” 26.39 Lepus
2020 Jan 21 05h 10m 54s -14° 03’ 42” 26.45 Lepus
2020 Jan 22 05h 11m 48s -13° 49’ 37” 26.50 Lepus
2020 Jan 23 05h 12m 42s -13° 35’ 27” 26.56 Lepus
2020 Jan 24 05h 13m 39s -13° 21’ 12” 26.62 Lepus
2020 Jan 25 05h 14m 36s -13° 06’ 52” 26.67 Lepus