Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 XF2 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is currently in the constellation of Ophiucus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 16h 38m 55s and the Declination is -15° 47’ 56” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 29.29 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Earth is currently 208,339,477 kilometers, equivalent to 1.392663 Astronomical Units. Light takes 11 minutes and 34.9457 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.
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.
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
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 to Earth happens on Fri Dec 4 2026 at a distance of 0.007954 Astronomical Units, or 1,189,906 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 brightness
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.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 rise and set times
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
|Perihelion distance||q||0.82812843 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Oct-04 09:42:55
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Dec-01 08:03
|Argument of perihelion||peri||100.52126039322°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||252.45799919431°|
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!
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.
|2020 Oct 16||16h 10m 55s||-15° 39’ 21”||29.36||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 17||16h 14m 52s||-15° 41’ 22”||29.35||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 18||16h 18m 50s||-15° 43’ 09”||29.34||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 19||16h 22m 47s||-15° 44’ 38”||29.33||Scorpius|
|2020 Oct 20||16h 26m 48s||-15° 45’ 51”||29.32||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 21||16h 30m 48s||-15° 46’ 49”||29.31||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 22||16h 34m 51s||-15° 47’ 30”||29.30||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 23||16h 38m 54s||-15° 47’ 53”||29.29||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 24||16h 43m 00s||-15° 48’ 00”||29.28||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 25||16h 47m 06s||-15° 47’ 48”||29.27||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 26||16h 51m 12s||-15° 47’ 21”||29.26||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 27||16h 55m 20s||-15° 46’ 35”||29.25||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 28||16h 59m 30s||-15° 45’ 30”||29.24||Ophiucus|
|2020 Oct 29||17h 03m 41s||-15° 44’ 08”||29.23||Ophiucus|