Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD 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) 2021 AD Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD is currently in the constellation of Microscopium. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD is 20h 48m 19s and the Declination is -34° 34’ 50” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD is 29.00 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD 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.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD from Earth is currently 5,872,844 kilometers, equivalent to 0.039258 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19.5897 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD 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) 2021 AD to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD to Earth happens on Sat Jan 16 2021 at a distance of 0.031938 Astronomical Units, or 4,777,921 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD, 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) 2021 AD rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD 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) 2021 AD Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.92656290 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-07 02:42:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||206.27167945489°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||296.59808093502°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD 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) 2021 AD 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AD in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||22h 56m 52s||+14° 13’ 13”||21.68||Pegasus|
|2021 Jan 15||22h 40m 31s||+07° 25’ 51”||22.00||Pegasus|
|2021 Jan 16||22h 23m 21s||+00° 04’ 20”||23.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 17||22h 05m 35s||-07° 31’ 50”||24.00||Aquarius|
|2021 Jan 18||21h 47m 23s||-14° 58’ 50”||26.00||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 19||21h 28m 59s||-21° 54’ 34”||28.00||Capricornus|
|2021 Jan 20||21h 10m 37s||-28° 03’ 57”||29.00||Microscopium|
|2021 Jan 21||20h 52m 36s||-33° 20’ 34”||29.00||Microscopium|
|2021 Jan 22||20h 35m 08s||-37° 45’ 00”||29.00||Microscopium|
|2021 Jan 23||20h 18m 25s||-41° 22’ 08”||28.00||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 24||20h 02m 39s||-44° 18’ 33”||27.00||Sagittarius|
|2021 Jan 25||19h 47m 56s||-46° 41’ 03”||26.00||Telescopium|
|2021 Jan 26||19h 34m 18s||-48° 35’ 57”||26.00||Telescopium|
|2021 Jan 27||19h 21m 47s||-50° 08’ 30”||25.00||Telescopium|