Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 is currently in the constellation of Centaurus. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 is 12h 58m 41s and the Declination is -50° 06’ 02” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 is 21.52 (JPL).
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 from Earth is currently 2,462,241 kilometers, equivalent to 0.016459 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8.2132 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 to Earth happens on Mon Jan 18 2021 at a distance of 0.014267 Astronomical Units, or 2,134,303 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1, 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 AN1 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.92754820 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Feb-28 17:28:37
|Argument of perihelion||peri||237.05215851145°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||290.17308795686°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AN1 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 AN1 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||08h 47m 06s||+07° 51’ 29”||19.86||Cancer|
|2021 Jan 15||09h 02m 52s||+02° 20’ 17”||19.77||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 16||09h 22m 41s||-04° 39’ 36”||19.73||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 17||09h 47m 53s||-13° 17’ 16”||19.78||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 18||10h 20m 07s||-23° 14’ 43”||19.96||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 19||11h 00m 55s||-33° 29’ 16”||20.30||Hydra|
|2021 Jan 20||11h 50m 35s||-42° 27’ 28”||20.79||Centaurus|
|2021 Jan 21||12h 46m 27s||-48° 56’ 53”||21.38||Centaurus|
|2021 Jan 22||13h 42m 45s||-52° 44’ 08”||22.01||Centaurus|
|2021 Jan 23||14h 33m 23s||-54° 23’ 39”||22.61||Lupus|
|2021 Jan 24||15h 15m 20s||-54° 42’ 50”||23.16||Norma|
|2021 Jan 25||15h 48m 38s||-54° 19’ 03”||23.66||Norma|
|2021 Jan 26||16h 14m 44s||-53° 35’ 25”||24.10||Norma|
|2021 Jan 27||16h 35m 18s||-52° 44’ 25”||24.00||Ara|