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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 Aries. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is 03h 19m 41s and the Declination is +26° 36’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is 24.94 (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]:

03h 19m 41s
+26° 36’ 33”
Aries
24.94

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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.

Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS in Aries on January, 18 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS in Aries on January, 18 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]

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS from Earth is currently 75,562,525 kilometers, equivalent to 0.505104 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 minutes and 12.0495 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS and arrive to us.

75,562,525
0.505104
4 minutes and 12.0495 seconds

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.

Distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 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:

Tue Nov 9 2021
573,912
0.003836

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS is 24.94.

24.94

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.

Predicted magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS between January 2013 and December 2100

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS 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 XS rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 63.4°
Max altitude: 65.1°
Azimuth: 296.6°

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

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS at epoch 30 May 2020 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.32737688
Orbit inclination i 4.18749827°
Perihelion distance q 0.67589955 AU
101,113,133 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.33384268 AU
199,540,025 km
Semi-major axis a 1.00487111 AU
150,326,579 km
Orbital period period 1.0100 years
367.9290 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Aug-28 06:01:22
2,459,089.7510 JD
Next perihelion transit 2021-Aug-31 04:19
2,459,457.6799 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 250.09388217742°
Longitude of the ascending node node 49.710663194437°
Mean anomaly M 272.67242146683°
Mean motion n 0.97844976°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XS
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 Jan 11 03h 09m 39s +26° 24’ 15” 24.57 Aries
2021 Jan 12 03h 10m 54s +26° 25’ 40” 24.63 Aries
2021 Jan 13 03h 12m 12s +26° 27’ 10” 24.68 Aries
2021 Jan 14 03h 13m 32s +26° 28’ 45” 24.73 Aries
2021 Jan 15 03h 14m 53s +26° 30’ 28” 24.78 Aries
2021 Jan 16 03h 16m 18s +26° 32’ 16” 24.83 Aries
2021 Jan 17 03h 17m 43s +26° 34’ 09” 24.88 Aries
2021 Jan 18 03h 19m 09s +26° 36’ 06” 24.93 Aries
2021 Jan 19 03h 20m 38s +26° 38’ 09” 24.97 Aries
2021 Jan 20 03h 22m 08s +26° 40’ 17” 25.02 Aries
2021 Jan 21 03h 23m 39s +26° 42’ 28” 25.06 Aries
2021 Jan 22 03h 25m 13s +26° 44’ 44” 25.11 Aries
2021 Jan 23 03h 26m 48s +26° 47’ 02” 25.15 Aries
2021 Jan 24 03h 28m 23s +26° 49’ 23” 25.19 Aries