Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is currently in the constellation of Gemini. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is 07h 56m 40s and the Declination is +24° 14’ 18” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is 26.89 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS [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]:
- 2019 XS is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West-South-West direction at an altitude of 40° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2019 XS is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2019 XS rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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.
Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS from Earth is currently 191,620,158 kilometers, equivalent to 1.280902 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 39.1760 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS to Earth happens on Tue Nov 9 2021 at a distance of 0.003836 Astronomical Units, or 573,912 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS, 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 XS rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.67589955 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Aug-28 06:01:22
|Next perihelion transit||2021-Aug-31 04:19
|Argument of perihelion||peri||250.09388217742°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||49.710663194437°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 May 10||07h 35m 08s||+25° 24’ 06”||26.91||Gemini|
|2021 May 11||07h 37m 54s||+25° 15’ 52”||26.91||Gemini|
|2021 May 12||07h 40m 37s||+25° 07’ 27”||26.91||Gemini|
|2021 May 13||07h 43m 23s||+24° 58’ 49”||26.91||Gemini|
|2021 May 14||07h 46m 06s||+24° 49’ 59”||26.90||Gemini|
|2021 May 15||07h 48m 51s||+24° 40’ 59”||26.90||Gemini|
|2021 May 16||07h 51m 38s||+24° 31’ 45”||26.90||Gemini|
|2021 May 17||07h 54m 23s||+24° 22’ 19”||26.89||Gemini|
|2021 May 18||07h 57m 08s||+24° 12’ 42”||26.89||Gemini|
|2021 May 19||07h 59m 54s||+24° 02’ 53”||26.88||Gemini|
|2021 May 20||08h 02m 40s||+23° 52’ 51”||26.88||Cancer|
|2021 May 21||08h 05m 26s||+23° 42’ 38”||26.87||Cancer|
|2021 May 22||08h 08m 13s||+23° 32’ 12”||26.87||Cancer|
|2021 May 23||08h 10m 59s||+23° 21’ 33”||26.86||Cancer|