Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG is currently in the constellation of Orion. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG is 05h 42m 02s and the Declination is +08° 14’ 12” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG is 34.00 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG [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 DG is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the South-South-West direction at an altitude of 44° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 DG is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2021 DG rise and set times.
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG from Earth is currently 60,473,690 kilometers, equivalent to 0.404242 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 minutes and 21.7185 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG to Earth happens on Wed Feb 19 2031 at a distance of 0.007366 Astronomical Units, or 1,101,887 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG, 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 DG rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.66492053 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-Jun-03 04:57:13
|Argument of perihelion||peri||280.51713151478°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||330.17342709521°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DG 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 DG in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 May 17||05h 59m 58s||+10° 32’ 23”||33.00||Orion|
|2022 May 18||05h 58m 22s||+10° 12’ 56”||33.00||Orion|
|2022 May 19||05h 56m 32s||+09° 53’ 43”||33.00||Orion|
|2022 May 20||05h 54m 29s||+09° 34’ 51”||33.00||Orion|
|2022 May 21||05h 52m 14s||+09° 16’ 24”||33.00||Orion|
|2022 May 22||05h 49m 44s||+08° 58’ 28”||34.00||Orion|
|2022 May 23||05h 46m 59s||+08° 41’ 07”||34.00||Orion|
|2022 May 24||05h 44m 02s||+08° 24’ 25”||34.00||Orion|
|2022 May 25||05h 40m 50s||+08° 08’ 31”||34.00||Orion|
|2022 May 26||05h 37m 24s||+07° 53’ 29”||35.00||Orion|
|2022 May 27||05h 33m 46s||+07° 39’ 24”||35.00||Orion|
|2022 May 28||05h 29m 56s||+07° 26’ 21”||35.00||Orion|
|2022 May 29||05h 25m 53s||+07° 14’ 30”||35.00||Orion|
|2022 May 30||05h 21m 38s||+07° 03’ 55”||36.00||Orion|