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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 Taurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 05h 51m 01s and the Declination is +18° 13’ 38” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 30.05 (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]:

05h 51m 01s
+18° 13’ 38”
  • 2019 XF2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 25° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2019 XF2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
  • See also 2019 XF2 rise and set times.
  • Go to interactive sky chart

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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 Taurus on May, 21 2022
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Taurus on May, 21 2022
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]

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 295,122,071 kilometers, equivalent to 1.972769 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 24.4213 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 24.4213 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

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

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 30.05.


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: 71.7°
Max altitude: 56.8°
Azimuth: 288.2°

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 20 January 2022 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24822376
Orbit inclination i 13.66486840°
Perihelion distance q 0.83303544 AU
124,620,329 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38314377 AU
206,915,363 km
Semi-major axis a 1.10808961 AU
165,767,846 km
Orbital period period 1.1665 years
426.0502 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2022-Feb-03 02:24:56
2,459,613.6007 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Apr-05 03:37
2,460,039.6508 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 101.70059604989°
Longitude of the ascending node node 252.40546558016°
Mean anomaly M 348.93032379362°
Mean motion n 0.84497090°/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
2022 May 14 05h 22m 14s +18° 37’ 20” 29.98 Taurus
2022 May 15 05h 25m 59s +18° 35’ 12” 29.99 Taurus
2022 May 16 05h 29m 44s +18° 32’ 48” 30.00 Taurus
2022 May 17 05h 33m 28s +18° 30’ 06” 30.00 Taurus
2022 May 18 05h 37m 10s +18° 27’ 10” 30.01 Taurus
2022 May 19 05h 40m 51s +18° 23’ 57” 30.02 Taurus
2022 May 20 05h 44m 31s +18° 20’ 30” 30.03 Taurus
2022 May 21 05h 48m 11s +18° 16’ 46” 30.04 Taurus
2022 May 22 05h 51m 50s +18° 12’ 47” 30.05 Orion
2022 May 23 05h 55m 27s +18° 08’ 35” 30.06 Orion
2022 May 24 05h 59m 03s +18° 04’ 08” 30.07 Orion
2022 May 25 06h 02m 39s +17° 59’ 25” 30.07 Orion
2022 May 26 06h 06m 14s +17° 54’ 29” 30.08 Orion
2022 May 27 06h 09m 47s +17° 49’ 18” 30.09 Orion