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public Observing fromLocation: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
SunriseRise: 6:46  
clear_day Transit: 12:11  
SunsetSet: 17:36
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2

Altitude: 48.8°   Azimuth: 162.3°   Direction: South-South-East

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is currently in the constellation of Aries, at a distance of 344,543,694 kilometers from Earth.

Finder chart of 2021 EO2 in Aries on February,29 2024
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in Aries on February, 29 2024. Field of view: 50x30 degrees
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The current Right Ascension of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 01h 51m 41s and the Declination is +11° 25’ 35” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt). The current magnitude of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 is 32.13 (JPL).

01h 51m 41s
+11° 25’ 35”

Today's rise, transit and set times of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt (all times relative to the local timezone Europe/London):

Azimuth: 78.6°
Max altitude: 50.0°
Azimuth: 281.5°
  • 2021 EO2 is above the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.
  • Right now it is placed in the South-South-East direction at an altitude of 49° above the horizon.
  • Given its current magnitude, 2021 EO2 is visible only through long exposure photography.
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Position and Finder Charts

Finder chart of 2021 EO2
Map showing Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in Aries on February, 29 2024
Field of view: 10x6 degrees
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Also check out Where is Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2?, a page that provides all the information needed to find Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 in the sky and additional links to sky charts.

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Distance from Earth

The distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 from Earth is currently 344,543,694 kilometers, equivalent to 2.303132 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 9.2741 seconds to travel from Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 and arrive to us.

19 minutes and 9.2741 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 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 EO2 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 EO2 to Earth

During the next 10 years, the closest approach of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 to Earth happens on Fri May 19 2028 at a distance of 0.002504 Astronomical Units, or 374,555 kilometers:

Fri May 19 2028

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Brightness and Light Curve

The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2, 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 EO2 as a function of time

Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Orbital Elements

The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 at epoch 24 February 2023 00:00 UTC (JD: 2460000.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database

Element Symbol Value
Orbit eccentricity e 0.33129226
Orbit inclination i 0.13957595°
Perihelion distance q 0.97364320 AU
145,654,950 km
Aphelion distance Q 1.93837096 AU
289,976,168 km
Semi-major axis a 1.45600708 AU
217,815,559 km
Orbital period period 1.7569 years
641.7172 days
Date of perihelion transit Tp 2023-Jan-12 16:09:30
2,459,957.1733 JD
Next perihelion transit 2024-Oct-15 09:22
2,460,598.8904 JD
Argument of perihelion peri 356.1697463589°
Longitude of the ascending node node 209.69094337101°
Mean anomaly M 24.306068569987°
Mean motion n 0.56099481°/day

Visualization of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 Orbit

This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 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 EO2
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Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 15 Days Ephemeris

The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid (NEO) 2021 EO2 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 EO2 in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.

Date Right AscensionR.A. DeclinationDec. MagnitudeMag Constellation
2024 Feb 22 01h 37m 40s +10° 06’ 56” 32.13 Pisces
2024 Feb 23 01h 39m 29s +10° 17’ 17” 32.13 Pisces
2024 Feb 24 01h 41m 17s +10° 27’ 38” 32.13 Pisces
2024 Feb 25 01h 43m 08s +10° 37’ 59” 32.13 Pisces
2024 Feb 26 01h 44m 58s +10° 48’ 20” 32.13 Pisces
2024 Feb 27 01h 46m 50s +10° 58’ 41” 32.13 Aries
2024 Feb 28 01h 48m 41s +11° 09’ 02” 32.13 Aries
2024 Feb 29 01h 50m 32s +11° 19’ 23” 32.13 Aries
2024 Mar 01 01h 52m 26s +11° 29’ 44” 32.13 Aries
2024 Mar 02 01h 54m 19s +11° 40’ 05” 32.13 Aries
2024 Mar 03 01h 56m 12s +11° 50’ 25” 32.13 Aries
2024 Mar 04 01h 58m 08s +12° 00’ 44” 32.12 Aries
2024 Mar 05 02h 00m 02s +12° 11’ 03” 32.12 Aries
2024 Mar 06 02h 01m 58s +12° 21’ 21” 32.12 Aries