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north SunriseRise: 6:55  
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR

Altitude: -32.8°   Azimuth: 33.0°   Direction: North-North-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is currently in the constellation of Virgo. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is 11h 55m 52s and the Declination is +00° 50’ 53” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR is 29.85 (JPL).

11h 55m 52s
+00° 50’ 53”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 89.2°
Max altitude: 39.2°
Azimuth: 270.6°
  • 2021 DR is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 DR is visible only through long exposure photography.
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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.

Finder chart of 2021 DR in Virgo on September,29 2023
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR in Virgo on September, 29 2023
Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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Finder chart of 2021 DR
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR in Virgo on September, 29 2023
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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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 301,328,483 kilometers, equivalent to 2.014256 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 45.1236 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR and arrive to us.

16 minutes and 45.1236 seconds

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.

Chart of the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR from Earth in Astronomical Units (au)

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:

Wed Feb 11 2032

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR Brightness and Light Curve

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.

Chart of the magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.14837809
Orbit inclination i 1.48406519°
Perihelion distance q 0.76198817 AU
113,991,808 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.02751057 AU
153,713,393 km
Semi-major axis a 0.89474937 AU
133,852,600 km
Orbital period period 0.8464 years
309.1367 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-May-07 07:37:13
2,460,071.8175 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Mar-11 10:54
2,460,380.9542 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 217.85244124902°
Longitude of the ascending node node 143.02832525651°
Mean anomaly M 276.94836851745°
Mean motion n 1.16453347°/day

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!

Orbit Diagram of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 DR
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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.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2023 Sep 22 11h 31m 45s +03° 22’ 15” 29.82 Leo
2023 Sep 23 11h 35m 11s +03° 00’ 54” 29.83 Leo
2023 Sep 24 11h 38m 35s +02° 39’ 29” 29.83 Virgo
2023 Sep 25 11h 42m 01s +02° 18’ 02” 29.84 Virgo
2023 Sep 26 11h 45m 27s +01° 56’ 34” 29.84 Virgo
2023 Sep 27 11h 48m 51s +01° 35’ 04” 29.84 Virgo
2023 Sep 28 11h 52m 17s +01° 13’ 33” 29.85 Virgo
2023 Sep 29 11h 55m 41s +00° 52’ 03” 29.85 Virgo
2023 Sep 30 11h 59m 07s +00° 30’ 30” 29.85 Virgo
2023 Oct 01 12h 02m 31s +00° 08’ 57” 29.86 Virgo
2023 Oct 02 12h 05m 56s -00° 12’ 33” 29.86 Virgo
2023 Oct 03 12h 09m 20s -00° 34’ 06” 29.86 Virgo
2023 Oct 04 12h 12m 46s -00° 55’ 39” 29.86 Virgo
2023 Oct 05 12h 16m 11s -01° 17’ 12” 29.87 Virgo