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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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 AY3 Impact Earth?.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 is currently in the constellation of . The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 is 00h 00m 00s and the Declination is +00° 00’ 00” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 is (JPL).

Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 [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]:

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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 Position and Finder Charts

Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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) 2021 AY3 in on January, 21 2021
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 in on January, 21 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]

Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 from Earth is currently 0 kilometers, equivalent to 0.000000 Astronomical Units. Light takes to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 and arrive to us.


The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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) 2021 AY3 from Earth between January 1970 and January 1970

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 AY3 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 to Earth happens on Tue Jan 12 2021 at a distance of 0.023600 Astronomical Units, or 3,530,493 kilometers:

Tue Jan 12 2021

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 brightness

The current visual magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 is .

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3, 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) 2021 AY3 between January 1970 and January 1970

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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) 2021 AY3 rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change] are the following (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 90.0°
Max altitude: 38.5°
Azimuth: 270.0°

The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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 AY3 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 at epoch 09 January 2021 00:00 UTC (JD: 2459224.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.55776477
Orbit inclination i 10.97643508°
Perihelion distance q 0.90119652 AU
134,817,081 km
Aphelion distance Q 3.17444674 AU
474,890,474 km
Semi-major axis a 2.03782163 AU
304,853,778 km
Orbital period period 2.9100 years
1,062.5458 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2021-Feb-13 06:23:07
2,459,258.7661 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 46.274009012171°
Longitude of the ascending node node 109.63559107599°
Mean anomaly M 348.39035482874°
Mean motion n 0.33880891°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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) 2021 AY3
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 AY3 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 AY3 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

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