Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR Impact Earth?.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is 01h 07m 58s and the Declination is +07° 34’ 33” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is 29.65 (JPL).
Summary of key facts about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR [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 DR is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change].
- It is visible looking in the West direction at an altitude of 7° above the horizon.
- Given its current magnitude, 2021 DR is visible only through long exposure photography.
- See also 2021 DR rise and set times.
- Go to interactive sky chart
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Additional information about Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR available on TheSkyLive:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR in the sky and additional links to sky charts.
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR from Earth is currently 140,543,890 kilometers, equivalent to 0.939478 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 48.8040 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR to Earth
During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR to Earth happens on Wed Feb 11 2032 at a distance of 0.005066 Astronomical Units, or 757,889 kilometers:
Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR, 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 DR rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.76201649 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2021-Aug-27 01:57:00
|Next perihelion transit||2022-Jul-02 04:24
|Argument of perihelion||peri||217.84846817204°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||143.03177313848°|
Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR 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 DR in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2022 May 21||00h 32m 53s||+04° 11’ 08”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 22||00h 37m 29s||+04° 38’ 21”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 23||00h 42m 06s||+05° 05’ 29”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 24||00h 46m 42s||+05° 32’ 26”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 25||00h 51m 20s||+05° 59’ 17”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 26||00h 55m 57s||+06° 25’ 58”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 27||01h 00m 33s||+06° 52’ 28”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 28||01h 05m 11s||+07° 18’ 48”||29.64||Pisces|
|2022 May 29||01h 09m 48s||+07° 44’ 57”||29.65||Pisces|
|2022 May 30||01h 14m 26s||+08° 10’ 54”||29.65||Pisces|
|2022 May 31||01h 19m 05s||+08° 36’ 38”||29.65||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 01||01h 23m 43s||+09° 02’ 08”||29.65||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 02||01h 28m 20s||+09° 27’ 25”||29.65||Pisces|
|2022 Jun 03||01h 33m 00s||+09° 52’ 27”||29.65||Pisces|