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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 12h 19m 18s and the Declination is -06° 55’ 59” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 30.00 (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 [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]:

12h 19m 18s
-06° 55’ 59”

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Virgo on August, 07 2020
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Virgo on August, 07 2020
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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 from Earth is currently 229,249,423 kilometers, equivalent to 1.532438 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 44.6938 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

12 minutes and 44.6938 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 30.00.


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: 97.0°
Max altitude: 31.5°
Azimuth: 263.0°

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 Jul 31 11h 59m 08s -05° 47’ 24” 30.03 Virgo
2020 Aug 01 12h 01m 55s -05° 56’ 50” 30.03 Virgo
2020 Aug 02 12h 04m 42s -06° 06’ 20” 30.02 Virgo
2020 Aug 03 12h 07m 31s -06° 15’ 51” 30.02 Virgo
2020 Aug 04 12h 10m 18s -06° 25’ 23” 30.02 Virgo
2020 Aug 05 12h 13m 08s -06° 34’ 58” 30.01 Virgo
2020 Aug 06 12h 15m 56s -06° 44’ 32” 30.01 Virgo
2020 Aug 07 12h 18m 47s -06° 54’ 10” 30.00 Virgo
2020 Aug 08 12h 21m 38s -07° 03’ 47” 30.00 Virgo
2020 Aug 09 12h 24m 29s -07° 13’ 24” 29.99 Virgo
2020 Aug 10 12h 27m 20s -07° 23’ 03” 29.99 Virgo
2020 Aug 11 12h 30m 11s -07° 32’ 43” 29.98 Virgo
2020 Aug 12 12h 33m 05s -07° 42’ 23” 29.97 Virgo
2020 Aug 13 12h 35m 58s -07° 52’ 02” 29.97 Virgo