Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5 Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 is currently in the constellation of Ursa Major. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 is 10h 42m 20s and the Declination is +58° 28’ 16” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 is 20.53 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 [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 AW5 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the North-West direction at an altitude of 60° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 AW5 is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2021 AW5 rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 from Earth is currently 3,908,081 kilometers, equivalent to 0.026124 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13.0360 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5 to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 to Earth happens on Sun Jan 24 2021 at a distance of 0.021643 Astronomical Units, or 3,237,781 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5, 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 AW5 rise and set times
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 is circumpolar and transits at 02:38 UTC (altitude: 83.1°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5 Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.89244375 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Mar-11 16:31:43
|Argument of perihelion||peri||93.383490206068°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||88.254897803407°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AW5 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 AW5 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2021 Jan 14||08h 22m 37s||+37° 33’ 56”||21.18||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 15||08h 29m 34s||+39° 25’ 49”||21.06||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 16||08h 38m 09s||+41° 34’ 28”||20.95||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 17||08h 49m 05s||+44° 02’ 52”||20.84||Lynx|
|2021 Jan 18||09h 03m 23s||+46° 53’ 45”||20.73||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 19||09h 22m 37s||+50° 08’ 40”||20.64||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 20||09h 49m 32s||+53° 44’ 57”||20.57||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 21||10h 28m 18s||+57° 29’ 08”||20.53||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 22||11h 24m 37s||+60° 44’ 25”||20.54||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 23||12h 41m 11s||+62° 17’ 52”||20.63||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 24||14h 07m 21s||+60° 46’ 06”||20.83||Ursa Major|
|2021 Jan 25||15h 22m 21s||+55° 56’ 44”||21.15||Draco|
|2021 Jan 26||16h 16m 59s||+49° 05’ 13”||21.58||Hercules|
|2021 Jan 27||16h 54m 38s||+41° 40’ 51”||22.10||Hercules|