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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
north SunriseRise: 7:44  
clear_day Transit: 11:48  
SunsetSet: 15:51 south
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2

Altitude: -6.1°   Azimuth: 243.7°   Direction: West-South-West

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo.

The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 14h 01m 30s and the Declination is -21° 00’ 07” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 30.48 (JPL).

14h 01m 30s
-21° 00’ 07”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 110.9°
Max altitude: 17.6°
Azimuth: 249.0°
  • 2019 XF2 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 XF2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2019 XF2 in Virgo on December,03 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Virgo on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2019 XF2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Virgo on December, 03 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Earth is currently 304,329,295 kilometers, equivalent to 2.034316 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 55.1333 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 55.1333 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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 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 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 1,189,881 kilometers:

Fri Dec 4 2026

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24819100
Orbit inclination i 13.66527981°
Perihelion distance q 0.83305307 AU
124,622,965 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38307648 AU
206,905,297 km
Semi-major axis a 1.10806478 AU
165,764,131 km
Orbital period period 1.1664 years
426.0359 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Apr-05 04:05:03
2,460,039.6702 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Jun-04 04:56
2,460,465.7060 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 101.72309208142°
Longitude of the ascending node node 252.39922472433°
Mean anomaly M 326.90122529745°
Mean motion n 0.84499930°/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
2023 Nov 26 13h 39m 14s -19° 10’ 27” 30.49 Virgo
2023 Nov 27 13h 42m 07s -19° 25’ 20” 30.49 Virgo
2023 Nov 28 13h 45m 02s -19° 40’ 05” 30.49 Virgo
2023 Nov 29 13h 47m 57s -19° 54’ 43” 30.49 Virgo
2023 Nov 30 13h 50m 53s -20° 09’ 14” 30.49 Virgo
2023 Dec 01 13h 53m 51s -20° 23’ 35” 30.48 Virgo
2023 Dec 02 13h 56m 48s -20° 37’ 49” 30.48 Virgo
2023 Dec 03 13h 59m 45s -20° 51’ 53” 30.48 Virgo
2023 Dec 04 14h 02m 44s -21° 05’ 51” 30.48 Virgo
2023 Dec 05 14h 05m 44s -21° 19’ 39” 30.47 Virgo
2023 Dec 06 14h 08m 44s -21° 33’ 16” 30.47 Virgo
2023 Dec 07 14h 11m 47s -21° 46’ 46” 30.47 Virgo
2023 Dec 08 14h 14m 48s -22° 00’ 06” 30.47 Virgo
2023 Dec 09 14h 17m 50s -22° 13’ 17” 30.46 Virgo