Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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 AL1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 is currently in the constellation of Scorpius. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 is 16h 18m 08s and the Declination is -17° 10’ 58” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 is 23.26 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 [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]:
- 2021 AL1 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 16° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 AL1 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2021 AL1 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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) 2021 AL1?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 from Earth is currently 6,550,909 kilometers, equivalent to 0.043790 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21.8515 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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 AL1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 to Earth happens on Sat Jan 16 2021 at a distance of 0.024070 Astronomical Units, or 3,600,857 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1, 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 AL1 rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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 AL1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.84311003 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-23 03:22:54
|Argument of perihelion||peri||115.06309484874°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||56.319820532977°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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 AL1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AL1 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 AL1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||10h 10m 41s||+17° 20’ 07”||19.27||Leo|
|2021 Jan 15||11h 01m 22s||+13° 27’ 18”||19.25||Leo|
|2021 Jan 16||12h 04m 10s||+07° 35’ 02”||19.46||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 17||13h 12m 23s||+00° 23’ 50”||19.98||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 18||14h 15m 08s||-06° 16’ 40”||20.77||Virgo|
|2021 Jan 19||15h 05m 45s||-11° 14’ 30”||21.68||Libra|
|2021 Jan 20||15h 44m 00s||-14° 33’ 14”||22.55||Libra|
|2021 Jan 21||16h 12m 30s||-16° 43’ 01”||23.00||Scorpius|
|2021 Jan 22||16h 34m 00s||-18° 09’ 33”||24.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 23||16h 50m 35s||-19° 09’ 11”||24.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 24||17h 03m 38s||-19° 51’ 47”||25.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 25||17h 14m 12s||-20° 23’ 12”||25.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 26||17h 22m 54s||-20° 47’ 03”||26.00||Ophiucus|
|2021 Jan 27||17h 30m 14s||-21° 05’ 39”||26.00||Ophiucus|