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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY is currently in the constellation of Capricornus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY is 21h 29m 40s and the Declination is -13° 04’ 42” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY is 34.01 (JPL).

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

21h 29m 40s
-13° 04’ 42”

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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY in Capricornus on May, 08 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY in Capricornus on May, 08 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 XY Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY from Earth is currently 472,392,713 kilometers, equivalent to 3.157750 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 15.7325 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY and arrive to us.

26 minutes and 15.7325 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY 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 XY to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY to Earth happens on Sat Dec 10 2022 at a distance of 0.009089 Astronomical Units, or 1,359,702 kilometers:

Sat Dec 10 2022

Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY is 34.01.


The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY, 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 XY between January 2013 and December 2100

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

Azimuth: 103.1°
Max altitude: 25.4°
Azimuth: 256.9°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY Orbital Elements

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

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.59413232
Orbit inclination i 2.01042486°
Perihelion distance q 0.84291555 AU
126,098,372 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.31073147 AU
495,278,380 km
Semi-major axis a 2.07682351 AU
310,688,376 km
Orbital period period 2.9900 years
1,093.1954 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2020-Jan-14 18:25:30
2,458,863.2677 JD
Next perihelion transit 2023-Jan-11 23:06
2,459,956.4632 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 239.10397222077°
Longitude of the ascending node node 250.49769871012°
Mean anomaly M 45.191941628392°
Mean motion n 0.32930982°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY
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Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2019 XY 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 XY in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2021 May 01 21h 25m 41s -13° 28’ 48” 34.07 Aquarius
2021 May 02 21h 26m 14s -13° 25’ 32” 34.06 Aquarius
2021 May 03 21h 26m 47s -13° 22’ 22” 34.05 Aquarius
2021 May 04 21h 27m 17s -13° 19’ 14” 34.05 Capricornus
2021 May 05 21h 27m 48s -13° 16’ 09” 34.04 Capricornus
2021 May 06 21h 28m 18s -13° 13’ 09” 34.03 Capricornus
2021 May 07 21h 28m 46s -13° 10’ 13” 34.02 Capricornus
2021 May 08 21h 29m 15s -13° 07’ 19” 34.01 Capricornus
2021 May 09 21h 29m 42s -13° 04’ 32” 34.01 Capricornus
2021 May 10 21h 30m 06s -13° 01’ 47” 34.00 Capricornus
2021 May 11 21h 30m 32s -12° 59’ 08” 33.99 Capricornus
2021 May 12 21h 30m 56s -12° 56’ 31” 33.98 Capricornus
2021 May 13 21h 31m 18s -12° 54’ 01” 33.97 Capricornus
2021 May 14 21h 31m 40s -12° 51’ 33” 33.96 Capricornus