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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 Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 00h 01m 55s and the Declination is +02° 46’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 29.15 (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]:

00h 01m 55s
+02° 46’ 35”
Pisces
29.15
  • 2019 XF2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
  • It is visible looking in the East direction at an altitude of 2° 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 Pisces on January, 24 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 in Pisces on January, 24 2021
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 149,592,026 kilometers, equivalent to 0.999961 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 18.9853 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 and arrive to us.

149,592,026
0.999961
8 minutes and 18.9853 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 1,189,906 kilometers:

Fri Dec 4 2026
1,189,906
0.007954

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XF2 is 29.15.

29.15

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: 87.2°
Max altitude: 41.4°
Azimuth: 272.9°

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 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.24815642
Orbit inclination i 13.66523168°
Perihelion distance q 0.83313259 AU
124,634,862 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.38310658 AU
206,909,800 km
Semi-major axis a 1.10811959 AU
165,772,331 km
Orbital period period 1.1700 years
426.0675 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Dec-04 00:44:08
2,459,187.5307 JD
Next perihelion transit 2022-Feb-03 02:21
2,459,613.5981 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 101.68834425936°
Longitude of the ascending node node 252.41236227802°
Mean anomaly M 201.97095153503°
Mean motion n 0.84493661°/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
2021 Jan 17 23h 24m 57s +00° 40’ 10” 29.11 Pisces
2021 Jan 18 23h 29m 58s +00° 57’ 38” 29.12 Pisces
2021 Jan 19 23h 34m 59s +01° 15’ 00” 29.12 Pisces
2021 Jan 20 23h 40m 00s +01° 32’ 15” 29.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 21 23h 45m 00s +01° 49’ 23” 29.13 Pisces
2021 Jan 22 23h 49m 59s +02° 06’ 23” 29.14 Pisces
2021 Jan 23 23h 54m 57s +02° 23’ 16” 29.15 Pisces
2021 Jan 24 23h 59m 56s +02° 40’ 00” 29.15 Pisces
2021 Jan 25 00h 04m 53s +02° 56’ 35” 29.16 Pisces
2021 Jan 26 00h 09m 48s +03° 13’ 01” 29.17 Pisces
2021 Jan 27 00h 14m 44s +03° 29’ 17” 29.17 Pisces
2021 Jan 28 00h 19m 39s +03° 45’ 24” 29.18 Pisces
2021 Jan 29 00h 24m 32s +04° 01’ 18” 29.19 Pisces
2021 Jan 30 00h 29m 25s +04° 17’ 03” 29.19 Pisces